A hurricane is a huge storm of wind and rain. Hurricanes form over warm ocean waters. But sometimes, one reaches land.
Eye of the Storm
A hurricane is a wind storm. The wind can reach more than 150 miles per hour. The storm turns around a calm center. The center is called the eye.
Lots of Water
Hurricanes bring heavy rain. Big waves crash onto the shore . Floods can happen.
Hurricanes can be dangerous. Powerful winds can destroy property. They can topple trees. Floods can damage homes.
Meteorologists study the weather. They track the path of hurricanes. They warn people of danger. This helps people stay safe.
Did You Know?
In the eastern United States, hurricane season starts on June 1. It ends on November 30. Each storm gets a name. They go in A-B-C order.