It depends on the intensity of the hurricane. A category 1 storm will do minimal damage to homes while a category 5 will destroy almost every home in its path. There are many variables involved in what causes damage in a hurricane. There is the actual wind damage. Then their is the damage caused by the storm surge. The storm surge is the result of when the hurricane's eye passes over land. Their is a wall of water that is pushed by the hurricane when it comes ashore this is the storm surge. Flash floods are also something else that can cause damage. Flooding can occur over a very large area far away from the eye of the storm.
Most homes damaged in a hurricane are from flooding and then comes the wind damage. Also waves whipped up by the storm can cause tremendous damage. Also hurricanes can cause landslides. Also it is not uncommon for hurricanes to produce tornadoes.
Mobile homes are easily damaged by hurricanes. Poorly constructed wooden homes can also be blown down. It really comes down to how the house was built. What kinds of standards were used in the construction of the home itself. Many hurricane prone areas have strict construction codes for newer buildings.
2ooo homes were destroyed
Yes, quite easily. Hurricane Sandy, for example, is believed to have destroyed over 250,000 homes.
130,000 homes where destroyed in the earthquake
yes because when a hurricane hits a place the people have to migrate to a different place because the hurricane destroyed there homes.
About 15,000 homes in Cuba, and about 200,000 homes in Haiti were destroyed. More information is available at the related link listed below:
Hurricanes are scary and deadly storms. In 1984 Hurricane Diane killed 184 people, damaged 14,000 homes and destroyed 813 other houses.
over 8 million buildings were destroyed
no, they destroy things
Lots of them
Actually there is no record of how many did get destroyed.
9,000 Darwin homes were destroyed by Cyclone Tracy, out of the city's total of 12,000 homes. This figure does not include the shanty homes inhabited by the Aborigines on the city's fringes. Many of them were simply not counted, because it is unknown how many there were.
The Tri-State tornado destroyed about 15,000 homes.
Approximately 9000 homes were destroyed or damaged in Cyclone Tracy.