Asked in Hurricanes Typhoons and Cyclones
Why are hurricanes dangerous?
The main threat from hurricanes is flooding. The winds of a hurricane can drive seawater onto land, producing what is called the storm surge. The storm surges of hurricanes have resulted in numerous injuries and have been known to wash away entire coastal communities. Further inland areas may suffer flooding from the heavy rain that hurricanes produce. This can also result in drownings. Finally, the winds of hurricanes are very dangerous. These winds can rip pieces away from buildings, turning them into deadly projectiles, and destroy trailers.