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Hurricanes cause severe damage to man-made structures and the natural environment, and they can uproot trees, destroy walls, upturn vehicles, erode beaches and cause inland flooding. Very strong hurricanes can devastate ...

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Hurricanes are dangerous because they have high winds, torrential rains and storm surges. Individually, these dangers can pose a threat to one's life and damage property, but they can cause widespread destruction when th...

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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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SIMILAR ARTICLES

Hurricanes form over warm ocean water when the air is cooler above. Winds must be at the surface of the ocean and spiral air inward for the hurricane to form.

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Hurricanes generally have lifespans lasting 9 days, although some form and dissipate in 24 hours or less while others remain intact for up to a month. Regardless of lifespan, all hurricanes undergo a defined development ...

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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 form over the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean near the Equator when the surrounding water is at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit, according to SciJinks. The term "hurricane" typically refers to tropical storms in the Wes...

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