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Hurricane Wind Hazard: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Wind in a hurricane is a fearsome force. It can rip entire rooftops off buildings or break 100-year-old tree trunks. Flying debris, breaking utility poles, and the extraordinary force of the wind can snap utility lines. In spite of the … Continue reading

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Storm Surge: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

The strong winds found within a hurricane are a powerful force driven by heat from the sun. Solar energy warms the surface of the ocean and evaporates water. The water vapor rises until it encounters a layer of cold air, … Continue reading

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