With the hurricane season approaching it is always wise to be prepared. Below are a few links that you can
visit to get information on hurricane preparation. Have a great rest of the summer.
What is a hurricane?
In short, a hurricane is an intense tropical storm with powerful winds and heavy rain.
A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, which is a generic term for a low pressure system that generally forms in the tropics. The cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms and, in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth’s surface.
A storm becomes classified as a hurricane if it sustains winds of at least 74 mph!
These storms are given names when they reach 39 mph by the World Meteorological Organization. The names are picked from a list of names that are approved before the start of each hurricane season.