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caused by hurricanes

With hurricanes being as powerful as they are, it is not surprising that upon landfall they cause damage and destruction. Even when the hurricane has yet to make landfall, its effects can be dangerous. However, most of the damage caused to man and nature occur as a hurricane makes landfall.

Strong Winds Storm Surge Flooding

Tornadoes Rip Tides

Each of the above phenomena can turn a hurricane into a home-wrecker, a nature-destroyer, and even a killer. Some tropical storms that make landfall cause damage in these ways, but very rarely do they do so in as significant a manner as do hurricanes.

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Credits and Acknowledgments for WW2010.
Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.