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Please share an interesting fact about hurricanes and typhoons.

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In brief: 74 mph- break point

When the winds of a tropical storm or tropical depression reach speeds of 74 mph or greater it is classified as a hurricane and receives its formal name.

In brief: 74 mph- break point

When the winds of a tropical storm or tropical depression reach speeds of 74 mph or greater it is classified as a hurricane and receives its formal name.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry
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In brief: Hurricane Fact

I a short time, Hurricane can change in severity from Category1 to Category 5 and causing Panic, confusion, helplessness, and feeling overwhelmed.

In brief: Hurricane Fact

I a short time, Hurricane can change in severity from Category1 to Category 5 and causing Panic, confusion, helplessness, and feeling overwhelmed.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Rotation

Hurricanes & typhoons in the northern hemisphere rotate counter-clockwise.
Cyclones in the southern hemisphere rotate clockwise.

In brief: Rotation

Hurricanes & typhoons in the northern hemisphere rotate counter-clockwise.
Cyclones in the southern hemisphere rotate clockwise.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Interesting fact

Hurricanes & typhoons have the same composition.
Both are storm systems with wind speeds > 74 mph. In the Atlantic & Pacific oceans (+ Caribbean) they are called "hurricanes" . West of the International Date Line, they are called "typhoons."

In brief: Interesting fact

Hurricanes & typhoons have the same composition.
Both are storm systems with wind speeds > 74 mph. In the Atlantic & Pacific oceans (+ Caribbean) they are called "hurricanes" . West of the International Date Line, they are called "typhoons."
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Family Medicine
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In brief: Whether or not you

believe in anthropogenic climate change, the data is clear: our planet is warming.
Melting sea ice, the expansion of ocean waters as they warm & the increased energy imparted to cyclones from warmer ocean surfaces all contribute to the severity of damage to coastal areas. Continued building along coastlines puts more and more people and property at risk from any given severe weather event.

In brief: Whether or not you

believe in anthropogenic climate change, the data is clear: our planet is warming.
Melting sea ice, the expansion of ocean waters as they warm & the increased energy imparted to cyclones from warmer ocean surfaces all contribute to the severity of damage to coastal areas. Continued building along coastlines puts more and more people and property at risk from any given severe weather event.
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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In brief: Hurricanes

Did you know that ready.
gov/hurricanes has information about hurricanes? The best thing to do is to KNOW your local risk FAMILIARIZE yourself with local evacuation plans CREATE an emergency plan, KEEP a disaster kit with food and water, cash, batteries, and a first aid kit. Did you know hurricane, typhoons & cyclones are same type of storm named based on where they originate in the world?

In brief: Hurricanes

Did you know that ready.
gov/hurricanes has information about hurricanes? The best thing to do is to KNOW your local risk FAMILIARIZE yourself with local evacuation plans CREATE an emergency plan, KEEP a disaster kit with food and water, cash, batteries, and a first aid kit. Did you know hurricane, typhoons & cyclones are same type of storm named based on where they originate in the world?
Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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In brief: Hurricanes

Be ready: https://www.
ready.gov/hurricanes

In brief: Hurricanes

Be ready: https://www.
ready.gov/hurricanes
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