Hurricane is a natural disaster. Hurricane is a type of storm which brings destruction in many different ways. A hurricane’s high winds are also destructive and can cause tornados. Hurricane is so powerful that it carries with its flood, or flying debris or can even blow away houses, heavy vehicles or even animals. Low hurricane brings with it rainfall.
What is a hurricane?
A hurricane is an intense weather system of heavy thunderstorms. It can have sustained winds of about 74 mph. Tornadoes are giant, spiraling tropical winds and can pose the speed of about 160 miles in an hour. These hurricanes are referred to as a cyclone in the north Indian ocean and Bay of Bengal.
Spanish people first used the word hurricane as Huracan, which denotes to weather gods.
Facts about Hurricane
- The word hurricane originates from Latin American term, “Taino” meaning evil spirit of the wind.
- The hurricane that occurred in 1943 cause human to fly for the first time.
- Hurricanes are natural weather disaster. Each Hurricane has its separate names.
- Hurricanes are initially formed in warmed moisture atmosphere, that rotate above the tropical water of oceans.
- The energy that a hurricane can be equivalent to the release of 10 atomic bombs.
- Sometimes even mild tornados are formed during a hurricane, which can be disastrous and can last for about few minutes.
- Slow moving hurricanes bring with its massive amount of rainfalls, competent enough to carry a high level of flood.
- Hurricanes of Pacific Ocean are called typhoons.
- During the occurrence of hurricanes, there is a rise in the level of sea water which causes more destruction by entering into the land area and causing casualties.
- Hurricanes in the Indian Ocean are called cyclone.
- Wragge from Australia was the first weather forecaster to pop-up with the name of a hurricane in the 1990s.
- To measure hurricanes, a device called Saffir- Simpson hurricane scale is used. This scale measures the strength of tornadoes in categories.
- A red spot appearing on planet Jupiter is a hurricane that is present there for about 300 years. This hurricane is even more extensive than that of the size of earth.
- Hurricanes can carry winds heaving speed of 160 miles per hour, along with it.
- It is assumed that a hurricane can have a diameter of about 600 to 800 kilometers.
- By observing the structure of the hurricane, we can find an eye like structure at its center. Their weather at this center eye is settling with low winds.
- In 1970 there was a disaster caused by the hurricane in Bangladesh which took about lives of 1 million people.
- The heavy winds flowing in the hurricane can make a rainfall of about 2 million trillion gallons of rain each day.
- Hurricanes are periodically formed in the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. In the Atlantic Ocean, it is built from the beginning of 1st June, but in the Pacific Ocean, it gets started from mid-May. This happening of Hurricanes ends together by the end of November.
- There are five categories of hurricanes:
Class 1: 75 to 95 miles per hour of wind,
category 2: 96 to 110 miles per hour,
category 3: 111 to 130 miles per hour,
category 4: 131 to 155 miles per hour,
category 5: winds about 155 miles, it is most dangerous.
- Some of the names of huge and destructive hurricanes are Katrina, Mitch and Andrew.
- Hurricane Katrina belongs toa 5th category of the hurricane and it caused about $100 million of destruction.
- In the year 1990, the deadliest hurricane occurred in Taxes and Galveston . This hurricane belonged to the 4th category of hurricane.
- With its strength hurricanes can reach about the height of 40,000 to 50,00 ft in the sky.
- The requisites of hurricanes are ,
light upper-level winds;
warm water; and pre-existing
conditions with thunderstorms.
- Hurricanes kill more people than any other storm.