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Hurricanes are from the cyclone family, but just in the more tropical part of the country. They typically have torrential rains and constant winds of about 74 miles per hour or more which blow in a counter-clockwise way around a center or better known as the "eye". Hurricanes Damage winds could surpass 155 miles per hour and harshly effect areas hundreds of miles inland.

  1. As Hurricanes Damage advance the coast, a massive dome of water called a storm surge that crashes into the coastline, causing major wind damage to everything and anything in its path. About nine out of ten people killed in hurricanes are actually victims of the storm surge. Hurricanes also could spawn tornadoes and cause severe flooding from the heavy rains. Hurricanes are classified into the five categories below, based on their wind speeds, central pressure and damage potential. Category ONE -- Winds 74-95 mph. Category TWO -- Winds 96-110 mph. Category THREE -- Winds 111-130 mph. Category FOUR -- Winds 131-155 mph. Category FIVE -- Winds greater than 155 mph.
  2. You might ask what could I do before Hurricanes Damage? Know the usual terms that are typically used by weather forecasters, like HURRICANES WATCH - that's when a hurricane is possible within 36 hours. Stay tuned for extra warnings. HURRICANE WARNING - this is when a Hurricanes Damage is expected within a 24 hour period. If instructed to get out, do so immediately. Listen for local regional radio or television weather forecast updates. Purchase a NOAA weather forecast radio with a warning alarm tone and battery back-up. Learn your local evacuation routes.
  3. Decide where you would go and how you would get there if you are required to evacuate. You could get important information on the Internet for your local evacuation routes. Talk to your immediate family about the dangers of hurricanes. Plan a common place to reunite your family in case you are separated from one another in a Hurricanes Damage disaster. Select an out-of-state contact person for everyone to call to say that they are okay. Decide the necessities of all family members who might live somewhere else but might need your assistance in a hurricane.
  4. Think about the special needs of your neighbors. Be prepared to survive on your own for at least three nights and days. Assemble a Hurricanes Damage major natural disaster kit. Include a battery operated radio, flashlights, extra batteries (at least enough for a week), a first-aid kit, blankets, clothing, food and water. You must make plans to protect your home. Install permanent storm shutters, these shutters will offer the best possible protection for your windows. A second choice is to board up your windows with 5/8" marine plywood, you'll have to cut it to fit and have it ready to install. Tape will not prevent your Hurricanes Damage windows from breaking. Know how to shut off your utilities. Know where the gas pilots are located on your water heater and know how the heating and air-conditioning system works.

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