Where do Hurricanes come from?
Hurricanes mostly come from tropical oceans such as the Gulf of Mexico. They must be at least 5 degrees latitude from the equator for the Coriolis effect to work.
How much Damage Can a hurricane Create?
Hurricanes create flooding, high waves, torrential rain, and possible tornadoes. It can cause high death tolls and property damage. For example, Hurricane Katrina killed over 1,800 people and destroyed 80 billion dollars of property.
"Hurricanes are among the most destructive and expensive of all weather events."- The Gale Encyclopedia of Science
hat are other names for Hurricanes?
A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that crosses over the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, or Northeast Pacific Ocean. In this way a tropical cyclone is given a different name in each region. A tropical cyclone in the Northwest Pacific Ocean is called a typhoon. A tropical cyclone in the Southwest Pacific Ocean or North Indian Ocean is called a severe tropical cyclone. A tropical cyclone in the North Indian Ocean is called cyclonic storms. Finally, a tropical cyclone in the Southwest Indian Ocean is just a tropical cyclone.
What structure does a Hurricane have?