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Hurricanes Typhoons and Cyclones

Cyclone is the generic term for a low-pressure system with surface winds spinning in a circular motion. The six main types of cyclones are polar cyclones, polar lows, extratropical cyclones, subtropical cyclones, tropical cyclones, and mesocyclones. When the winds reach speeds of 74 miles per hour, a tropical cyclone might be called a hurricane or typhoon, depending on the region where it formed.

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What precautions should be taken before a hurricane hits?

You want to take recommended precautions at the time of a hurricane watch, but avoid watching the news continually; you will lose your perspective. Most people have an emergency supply of food; collect a first aid kit, any meds that your family takes regularly, some cash to get you through a few days and fill up your car with gas. Avoid spending lots of money on supplies. Fill up your freezer with large containers of water to become ice. Locate your camp...
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How does coriolis effect affect the cyclone?

The Coriolis force is required for a cyclone to form into a tropical cyclone or hurricane. The force causes a greater deflection of the air (right in the northern hemisphere and left in the southern) and the correct speeds for the tropical cyclone to form. Hence why tropical cyclones do not form at or within 5 degrees of the equator, and cease to exist at around 35 degrees north, or 15 degrees south. ...
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What are different types of weather disturbances?

All disasters like typhoons are disturbances in weather.
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Does Belize have hurricanes tsunami and floods?

Belize is too close to the equator to be at a significant risk for hurricanes. The majority of the country is at fairly low elevations and is in a geologically active area, so the probability of tsunami is fairly high in coastal regions, and the low inland elevations and high rainfall make inland flooding likely. ...
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Where did Hurricane Irene take place?

Hurricane Irene first formed in the Atlantic Ocean striking the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, and finally the east coast of the USA from North Carolina to New Hampshire. ...
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Why did the cyclone happen in yasi?

Yasi is not a place, it is the cyclone's name.
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Japanese name for the hurricane's eye?

台風の目 /tai fuu no me/ is the Japanese term for it. 疾風の眼 (shippuu no me) and (ハリケーンの眼) (harikaan no me) are two other literal ways of saying it. [目 and 眼 can both mean 'eye' so they are replaceable, but first is more proper.] ...
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Why don't hurricanes happen in New York?

Actually, hurricanes have struck the area, and will strike again. The reason they rarely strike New York (a category 3 storm strikes every 70 years) is because most hurricanes weaken as they head so far north as hurricanes need warm ocean water to provide the moisture that fuels them, and the water at New York's latitude is generally too cold to support a hurricane. Hurricanes may weaken even more as they interact with parts of the U.S. east coast further south. ...
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What kind of weather do hurricanes bring in Florida?

Rain, wind and low barometric pressure cause thunderstorms and high winds (of at least 74 miles an hour, the minimum force of hurricane winds). Heavy rains can cause flooding and uproot trees; winds can cause damage to property and bring down power lines, disrupting electricity. Water pipes and mains can break, making water undrinkable. The most dangerous aspect of a hurricane is storm surge. This is an abnormal rise in the ocean level over the dune line and beyond. It is the...
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Does Poseidon make hurricanes?

Yes in Greek mythology when Poseidon is angry he stirs up a hurricane.
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What force makes hurricanes spin?

The Coriolis Effect, which is a consequence of earth's rotation.
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Why do hurricanes create tornadoes?

When a hurricane hits land the lower portions of the storm weaken faster than the upper portions. This creates rolling air called wind shear, which gets taken into the updrafts of thunderstorms in the outer regions of the hurricane, turning the storms into supercells with rotating updrafts called mesocyclones. The rotation in the mesocyclones then tightens and intensifies to form tornadoes. Aside from the source of the wind shear this process is essentially the same as how tornadoes are formed under other circumstances, only...
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What is the different between a cyclone typhoon tsunami?

A tsunami is a wave resultant from a storm. However, cyclones and typhoons are very similar with cyclones occurring in the western hemisphere and typhoons in the eastern. The major difference is that the eye of a cyclone is round, whereas the eye of a typhoon is slanted. ...
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Do oceans gain or lose water?

It is a combination of both. Oceans gain water from water that runs off from land and from precipitation that falls on them. But they also lose water due to evaporation. ...
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How do hurricanes get their names?

Since 1950, meteorologists have been assigning names to all hurricanes and tropical storms that form in the western North Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. (A tropical storm is weaker than a hurricane and has maximum sustained winds of 39 to 73 miles per hour [63 to 117 kilometers per hour].) They have been naming eastern Pacific storms since 1959. Names are assigned in advance for six-year cycles. The names are suggested by countries that lie in the...
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When is hurricane season in New Orleans?

The Atlantic Hurricane Season lasts from June to November. The hurricanes that affect New Orleans are Atlantic hurricanes. ...
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Has there ever been a hurricane named Angela?

Sort of, there was a Typhoon Angela (super typhoon in fact) in 1995, and a typhoon is essentially the same thing as a hurricane. ...
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What is tornadoes and hurricanes example of?

Hurricanes and tornadoes are both example of violent, rotating storms.
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Is hurricane katia going to hit Maryland?

It is extremely unlikely that Katia will make landfall in Maryland, and still pretty unlikely that there will really be any impact at all in the state. At this point it seems that the only effects will be rip tides and swells on the coast. ...
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When and where will the next hurricane strike?

That is impossible to know. We can only track hurricanes as they occur and even then they are hard to predict. Currently, as of October 31, 2010 Hurricane Tomas is in the Caribbean and may strike Haiti in a few days but this is not certain. ...
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When did Hurricane Irene start?

Hurricane Irene formed on August 20, 2011.
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What natural disasters happen in Brisbane?

Floods and severe storms with hail are the most common natural disasters in Brisbane. These storms have become increasingly stronger in intensity, with lightning strikes and high, gusting winds causing major damage. Bushfires occasionally occur in the mountains around the city, but these never cause major damage. Cyclones very rarely reach as far south as Brisbane, the last one significant one being in 1974 when "Cyclone Wanda" dumped a huge amount of water in the Brisbane catchment, contributing to massive floods. Having said...
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Did Hurricane Katrina affect Mobile Alabama?

Yes, parts of mobile flooded and there was a lot of damage from storm surge, wind, power outages, and downed trees. Many people lost their homes or place of residence, apartments flooded in the storm surge too. The Red Cross and Fema had shelter locations in Mobile for residents and displaced people from Mississippi and Louisiana. Additionally, many residents lost their roofs or part of their roofs during the storm and had water damage to their homes from Katrina, and also from...
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What caused Hurricane Katrina?

As with all tropical systems, Hurricane Katrina initially started as a disturbance in the pressure field of the tropics. It was gradually able to get itself organized in the vicinity of the Bahamas due to a favorable environment that included warm sea surface temperatures and minimal wind shear. It further developed into a tropical depression, and then rapidly strengthened into a tropical storm and a hurricane. as it was lifted to the northwest towards Florida by the upper-level steering winds. Many hurricanes form...