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Learn About Hurricanes

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A hurricane is a huge storm
that forms over the open . Hurricanes
are made up of strong and are usually
accompanied by heavy . They can create
large waves and cause a great amount of damage. Because
a hurricane only travels over open ocean waters the places
most at risk are and coastal towns. Hurricanes are formed
over ocean water that is 80 F or warmer. The warm water provides
for the hurricane. Winds come together above the water and force the air up-
ward. air, which is hot and moist, rises from the water to create storm-
clouds. Above the storm clouds wind fows outward and allows the air to rise. The
wind around and around the storm. This storm becomes a hurricane
when the cyclone reaches wind speeds of at least 74 per hour.
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