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Do hurricanes travel over land?


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Answered 2012-02-17 00:10:50

Yes, hurricanes can travel over land, but they lose their intensity quickly

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Does hurricanes start over cold land?

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Where do hurricanes not form?

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Can a hurricane travel thro the world?

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Hurricanes and tornadoes how long does it take to travel over land?

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Tornadoes and hurricanes develop over what?

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How can hurricanes travel long distances?

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Does a tornado or hurricane grow weaker over land?

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Can hurricanes and tornadoes are both spinning stormes that start over water?

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What is the main difference between typhoon and hurricanes?

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Tornados and hurricanes develop over?

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