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Hurricane FAQ: Popular Questions About Hurricanes

Here are 50 of the most popular questions asked about Hurricanes.

Hurricanes are both amazing and can also be terribly destructive without proper precautions, here are some of the most popular questions about hurricanes and links to resources.

When is hurricane season?
The Atlantic hurricane season is officially from June 1st to November 30th.
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/G1.html

What is my chance of having a tropical storm or hurricane strike by each month?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/G12.html

What steps should I take when a hurricane watch/warning is posted?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/K1.html

What is it like to go through a hurricane? What are the early warning signs of an approaching hurricane?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/H5.html

What is a hurricane?
https://youtu.be/p7SQOFs5IHU
https://youtu.be/zP4rgvu4xDE
https://youtu.be/Xtu2_ziBI_w
National Geographic Hurricanes
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/hurricanes/
NOAA what are hurricanes
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/A1.html
Nasa what are hurricanes
https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/what-are-hurricanes-k4.html
FLASH (Federal Alliance for Safe Homes)
http://www.flash.org/peril_hurricanes.php
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_cyclone
Hurricane Definition
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hurricane

What are the hurricane categories?
Category 1 74-95 MPH Sustained Winds
Category 2 96-110 MPH Sustained Winds
Category 3 111-129 MPH Sustained Winds (Major)
Category 4 130-156 MPH Sustained Winds (Major)
Category 5 157 MPH or Higher Sustained Winds (Major)

Why hurricane categories make a difference?
https://youtu.be/lqfExHpvLRY
https://youtu.be/ebxeGRZFioQ
Hurricane Winds Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshws.php
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/D1.html

How to prepare for a hurricane?
https://youtu.be/OwSaHc0X2KA
https://youtu.be/lqgGCi98SGk
Red Cross Prepare for a Hurricane
http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/hurricane#About
FLASH Prepare for a Hurricane

Should I tape my windows when a hurricane threatens?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/C7.html

More Popular Questions about Hurricanes

How to track a hurricane?
The best way to track a hurricane
National Hurricane Center
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Intellicast
http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Hurricane/Active.aspx?storm=1&type=track
Tropical Atlantic Headquarters
http://andrew.rsmas.miami.edu/bmcnoldy/tropics/atlantic/
The Weather Channel Hurricane Central
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane-central
Unisys
http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/index.php
Hurricane City
http://www.hurricanecity.com/
7 Best Hurricane Tracker Apps for Smartphones
http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/hurricane-tracker-best-smartphone-apps/2016/07/18/id/739282/
NOAA Radio Frequencies
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/

How to choose hurricane window protection?
https://youtu.be/xXqno7k43HM

What have been the deadliest hurricanes for the use?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E12.html

What have been the costliest tropical cyclones in the United States?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E13.html

What have been the most intense hurricanes to strike the United States?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E14.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_most_intense_tropical_cyclones

Which hurricanes have caused the most deaths and most damage?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E9.html

What is the total United States damage (before and after adjustment for inflation) and death toll for each year since 1900?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E21.html

What are some important dates in the history of hurricanes and hurricane research?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/J6.html

What hurricane has lasted the longest?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E6.html

When did the earliest and latest hurricanes occur?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E16.html

How many hurricanes have there been in each month?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E17.html

Which months are the major hurricanes likely to strike different states?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E20.html

How many direct hits by hurricanes of various categories have affected each state?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E19.html

What is my chance of being struck by a tropical storm or hurricane?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/G11.html

How many hurricanes have there been each year in the Atlantic basin? What years were the greatest and fewest seen?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E11.html

What was the largest number of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean at the same time?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E18.html

What hurricanes have been at Category Five status the longest?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/E8.html

What is the difference between a hurricane, cyclone and a typhoon?
https://youtu.be/2F1RrGwp_go

What is the difference between a hurricane and a tornado?
https://youtu.be/W0LskBe_QfA

How does a hurricane form?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/A15.html

What is the eye of a hurricane?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/A11.html

What is the moat in a hurricane?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/A12.html

How do hurricanes get their name?
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/storm-names.html

What are upcoming hurricane names?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/B2.html

How can I nominate a new name for a hurricane?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/B7.html

What is the origin of the word hurricane?
http://www.sharkoil.bm/info_ety.html

What is a storm surge?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/A8.html

What is a post-tropical cyclone?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/A21.html

What does ATCF stand for and how are tropical cyclones numbered?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/A19.html

What is the average speed of a hurricane?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/G16.html

How much does a hurricane weigh?
108 Billion Pounds
https://youtu.be/4Hhz8mn4x3Q

How might global warming change hurricanes intensity, frequency and rainfall?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/G3.html

Does anything good come from a hurricane?
5 Things Hurricanes Can Do That Are Actually Good
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-landfall-benefits-2016

Why do tropical cyclones’ winds rotate counter-clockwise (clockwise) in the Northern (Southern) Hemisphere?http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/D3.html

Which states are most vulnerable to Tropical Cyclone tornado outbreaks?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/L11.html

What percentage of Hurricanes spawn tornadoes?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/L3.html

How long after landfall are Tropical Cyclone tornadoes a threat?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/L5.html

What about Florida?

Florida gets the most hurricane strikes, does Florida also get a lot of Tropical Cyclone tornadoes?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/L12.html

Who are the “Hurricane Hunters” and what are they looking for?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/H2.html

What is it like to fly into a hurricane?
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/H3.html

Is the National Hurricane Center open for tours to the public?
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutvisitor.shtml

Can I get a seat on a hurricane flight?
NOAA FAQ Page http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqHED.html

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