A storm is a distressed state; marked by thunder, lightning and strong winds. Hurricane is also a kind of strong storm but it is nastier than other natural disasters. It usually comes with strong winds and lightening. This storm also gets violent as it hits land, begins over a warm sea and can create huge damage. Flooding, huge waves, graving rains are the results of this storm.
Hurricanes are different from Typhoons as it all depends on the label of the place from where they are occurring. If they begin on the North zone of Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean then they are named as Hurricanes and if they occur at west of the imaginary International Date Line then they are labeled typhoons. Hurricane creates the severe conditions with a huge damage of the things as well as life.
Hurricane occurs when a tropical storm starts to infuse over the ocean. The moment this storm makes get in touch with warm ocean water (temperature of the water is above 26.5 degrees Celsius (80 F)) — the storm’s heat and energy get deepen. Wind starts rotating counterclockwise around a calm center (the “eye”). When the continual speed of wind reaches 74 mi (119 km) per hour, that storm is named as a hurricane.
Hurricane can be further classified as Category 1 Hurricane, Category 2 Hurricane; on the basis of wind speed. In the simple words, we can say that Hurricanes get ranked by its wind speed. The harshness created by a Hurricane in terms of its force is measured by the Saffir-Simpson Scale, on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most severe out of all.
We can’t even think about people living in the Hurricane prone area, they just need to protect their property, their shelter. People really need to work with professionals to secure their home. It is also a wise decision to get insured especially in that case people need to purchase Flood Insurance. So that future becomes safe.
Once a Hurricane warning has been announced, you need to secure your home or boat and better thing is to consider evacuating the area. Hurricanes can last anywhere from one day to one month, so people generally require disaster kits at that time. Disaster kits include water, food, blankets, clothing, first aid, batteries, tools and also some pet care supplies.
Hurricanes cause extensive damage in the months of July to October. Till the date Hurricanes cause extreme harsh conditions in along the Atlantic and Gulf Coast of the United States.
Hurricane is also a natural disaster and is not in the hands of normal people. We can only pray for the sleep of such disasters.