With technology in its current state, forecasters can give residents in the path of hurricanes advanced warnings to help prevent casualties due to storm surge, strong winds, and heavy rain, -- each of which claimed many lives during the first half of the century. Now, more people are caught off guard by the tornadoes found in the spiral bands, causing damage similar to that seen in the Midwest.
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These tornadoes are also found close to or within the eye wall. Often these tornadoes occur in heavy rain storms, making them difficult, if not impossible, to see. Advances in radar technology have given the public more lead time than before, but these twisters are still very dangerous and can cause quite a bit of damage.