Hurricanes and Tornadoes

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Hurricanes and Tornadoes Hurricanes and tornadoes are the two most deadly storms which hit the United States every year. Often confused with each other hurricanes and tornadoes contribute to over 80 deaths a year. Hurricanes and tornadoes are similar and different in many ways. The experiences of living through a hurricane or tornado can be life changing. Both tornadoes and hurricanes destroy homes, businesses, and take people lives. Each type of storm has an eye. The eye of a hurricane or tornado is a region in the middle of the storm that the conditions are mild. There is little to no wind and there is no danger of destruction in the eye of the storm. Recovery from either storm can vary based on how bad the storm was. Repair for both can range from small exterior to actually having to rebuild an entire house or business. Most people believe that hurricanes are more dangerous than tornadoes. This is usually do the fact that hurricanes get more airtime on the local news stations. Tornadoes actually travel faster than hurricanes, moving close to 250 mph. Most hurricanes move up to 111 miles per hour or less. A major difference between hurricanes and tornadoes is that hurricanes have a wider diameter than tornadoes. People affected by a hurricane will not be able to step outside of the hurricane and view it. People who are affected by a tornado can see the entire tornado come and go. Hurricanes are tracked by radar allowing for a great deal of time to prepare for its arrival. Tornadoes happen very suddenly and with little time for any preparation. Not only does the size of the storms differ, but also the appearance. Hurricanes are most often described as wet wind. Hurricanes are seen as clear or transparent. This contrasts with the appearance of a tornado. A tornado is a dark funnel shaped cloud which is not wet just dirty. Tornadoes are
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