Interesting facts about hurricanes

A hurricane is a very strong type of cyclonic storm. The name "hurricane" is given to storm systems that develop in the Atlantic or the eastern Pacific Ocean. These same types of extreme, cyclonic storms also occur in other oceans of the world, but they are named differently. In the Northwest Pacific they are called typhoons, and in much of the rest of the world, they are called cyclones. They all have one thing in common - the wind speed, which is usually more than 100 kilometers per hour at the epicenter. The energy of storms circulates around it (this is called the 'eye of the storm'). These types of storms develop in warm tropical oceans, receiving energy from the evaporation of seawater. Interestingly, hurricanes weaken as they move towards land as they draw energy from the ocean. When hurricane winds meet friction against the surface of the earth, the storm loses its power and ferocity.

Hurricanes are weather events that have a seasonal tendency during warm weather. The "hurricane season" begins in June and lasts until early November, during the warmest weather in tropical seas. Scientists and meteorologists use a special scale called the Saffir Simpson Herricane Intensity Scale to estimate the strength of a hurricane they are observing. This assessment can be useful for people living in areas at risk of an impending hurricane and should help them prepare for an attack.