HURRICANE - A hurricane is a tropical cyclone in which the maximum average wind speed near a centre or eye exceeds 74 mph or 119 Km/h.
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Safety Factors

Here are a few things you can do to keep your business, documents and equipment safe if a hurricane is expected.

  • Back up important electronic files and store them safely along with any important documents. If your office will not be safe during the hurricane find a secure off-site location.
  • If no offsite location is available, keep documents in a sturdy, waterproof packaging.
  • Station computers above the flood level.
  • Move equipment and vital documents away from large windows.
  • Move heavy or breakable objects to low shelves. 

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Hurricane season in the Atlantic lasts from June 1st to November 30th.
Tropical storms are given male and female names because this makes them easier to track. Before 1979 though, they only had female names.
A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when its winds reach 74 mph or higher.
Hurricanes are grouped into 5 categories according to their strength. Category 5 hurricanes are the strongest.
The “eye” is the centre of the hurricane and is the calmest part.
Slow moving hurricanes produce more rain and can cause more damage from flooding.
Putting tape on windows and glass will not stop them from breaking during a hurricane.
The word hurricane comes from the word Hurakan. Hurakan is the name of the Mayan god of wind and fire.