Tropical cyclones cause heavy rain, strong winds, tornadoes and storm surges that can cause flooding, power outages and damage to structures and property.
Cyclones also cause erosion along coastlines and can severely damage trees and other vegetation.
With hurricanes being as powerful as they are, it is not surprising that upon
landfall they cause damage and destruction. Even when the hurricane has yet to
Once a hurricane develops, the Saffir-Simpson Scale is used to classify a
hurricane's damage potential. There are five possible categories, from 1-5.
Wind - the strength of a hurricane (from 1 to 5) is based on its strongest wind.
Hurricanes can have winds of over 150 miles per hour! That's enough to rip trees
Hurricanes cause severe damage to man-made structures and the natural
environment, and they can uproot trees, destroy walls, upturn vehicles, erode ...
Damage Caused by Hurricanes High winds are a primary cause of hurricane-
inflicted loss of life and property damage. Another cause is the flooding.
Jul 8, 2013 ... Wind is responsible for much of the structural damage caused by hurricanes.
High winds uproot trees and tear down power lines.
Over the sea, a hurricane, cyclone or typhoon can cause the level to rise by ...
Overland, the hurricanes do a lot of damage, with powerful winds blasting the ...
This is a devastating storm that could cause major damage or destruction, so you
may have to repair or replace your roof, siding, and gutters. Forget about power ...
The hurricane destroyed over 25,000 homes and damaged over 100,000 others -
primarily through wind-caused damage. Winds were strong enough to shoot ...