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Hurricanes are made when tropical storms form over sections of the ocean with warm, moist air and enough wind to begin a spiral. The primary cause is the latent heat from water evaporating off the surface of the ocean, w...

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Between the years of 1851 and 2013, 114 hurricanes made landfall in Florida, according to the Hurricane Research Division of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. Forty percent of all United States hu...

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Hurricanes form in the open ocean, with the majority coming together in the western Pacific Ocean or the eastern Atlantic, off the coast of Africa. A smaller number form in the Gulf of Mexico or the Indian Ocean each yea...

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Hurricanes are extremely powerful storms that form above ocean water and can cause devastating damage in coastal areas as a result of powerful winds, heavy rains, high waves and water levels. In meteorological terms, hur...

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Hurricanes are massive storms made out of an organized series of thunderstorms that form over the ocean. Typhoons are the same as hurricanes, except they occur in a different part of the world. Tornadoes are smaller stor...

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Hurricanes are formed by rain clouds that grow over warm ocean waters. The clouds build to create wind speeds higher than 74 miles per hour. While tornadoes can attack without warning, hurricanes form over a period of da...

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Hurricanes gain strength from warm moist air rising from water in the tropics. These moisture-driven storms begin as low pressure areas that form over warm ocean waters in the summer and early fall, and gain strength and...

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