5 Things to know about Hurricane Hazard Risks

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5 Things to know about Hurricane Hazard Risks

  1. Storm surge is water pushed onshore by the tropical system. It causes the most damage of any of the hurricane hazards.
  2. Wind from a hurricane can top 200 mpg and cause massive damage to buildings in its path.
  3. Inland flooding caused by heavy rain damages homes and can wash out roadways well away from the coast.
  4. Tornadoes are common as a hurricane moves ashore. They are not typically long-lived, but they can cause plenty of damage
  5. Rip currents and rough seas are common both before and after a hurricane, making swimming or surfing very dangerous.

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