What Kind of Damage Can Hurricanes Cause?

There are different hazards with hurricanes. Click on the pictures to see how hurricanes ruin property and harm people.

Wind - the strength of a hurricane (from 1 to 5) is based on its strongest wind. Hurricanes can have winds of over 150 miles per hour! That’s enough to rip trees right out of the ground and move buildings from one place to another.

Storm Surge - The strong winds of a hurricane can push water up and onto land. This water can cause major flooding and damage to homes, cars, and boats.

Source: Surge | Wikimedia

Heavy Rains - Hurricanes can cause heavy rains that flood places inland and away from the center of the storm. Some hurricanes have produced over 20" of rain.

Source: NOAA