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hurricane

noun adversity, calamity, catastrophe, disaster, flood, natural disaster, rain, rain and wind storm, rainstorm, serious calamity, storm, tragedy, upheaval
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Without doubt he had been well fed since the hurricane. Had he been very hungry, she knew he would not have hesitated from making a dash for her.
Hurricanes of such intensity occur once every three years in this region on average, and mostly in September.
More worryingly, most surveyed homeowners severely underestimate the potential cost of hurricanes and flood damage.
The number of predicted storms is also greater with NOAA now expecting 10 to 17 named storms (winds of 39 mph or greater), of which five to nine will become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or greater), including 2-4 major hurricanes (winds of 111 mph or greater).
The number of predicted storms is also greater, with NOAA now expecting 10-17 named storms with winds of 39 mph or greater, of which 5-9 will become hurricanes with winds of 74 mph or greater, including 2-4 major hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or greater.
In his continued efforts to ensure Floridians are accurately informed regarding natural disasters, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is debunking a few widespread misconceptions about hurricanes. According to the 2018 CoreLogic Storm Surge Report, 9 million homes are at risk for hurricane storm surge damage alone.
The magnitudes of HWISI, HII, and HSI were computed for hurricanes that made landfall in the continental United States between 2004 and 2013 based on data in the HURDAT2 database on NHC's website.
Warm waters are known to strengthen hurricanes as they add more heat and water vapor into the atmosphere that fuels the storms.
NOAA earlier predicted nine to thirteen named storms (with wind speeds of 39 mph or higher), four to seven of which would have turned into hurricanes (wind speeds of 74 mph or greater).
Hurricanes can also have a huge impact on the environment-even after they're gone.
But even before that, Texas had its fair share of major hurricanes. Courtesy of the Insurance Information Institute, here are 10 major hurricanes to hit Texas in the 20th century:
Most hurricanes stay in the ocean, skimming across the water before dying off.