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Did you know every hurricane was originally a thunderstorm or in other words a tropical disturbance? Well it’s true. Did you know it takes days to prep for a hurricane? Did you know that a hurricane is the most dangerous storms to experience? Although this is horrible to people there is nothing we can do about it.Hurricanes are the most dangerous storms to experience. They tear down power lines, topple trees, knock out electricity, and worst of all they can tear apart a house. For example, hurricane Harvey caused $180 billion in damage; more than any storm ever recorded in the US. Also Harvey accounted for 82 deaths. Hurricanes can unfortunately be very deadly and costly. CategoryWind SpeedDamage Possible174 – 95 mph64 – 82 kt119 – 153 km/hStrong winds CAN cause damage.  Damage to roofs will most likely happen, gutter damage, and house siding. Heavy rain possible flooding. Trees and branches could be flying around. Also damage to power lines will most likely happen and will last for a few days.296 – 110 mph83 – 95 kt154 – 177 km/hStrong winds WILL cause damage.  Roof and siding damage. Small trees can be uprooted and be blown around.  Near total power outage will happen and last a few weeks because of flooding purposes.3111 – 129 mph96 – 112 kt178- 208 km/hDevastating damage WILL occur. Well built frame homes could have, gutter damage, roof damage, patio/ deck damage. Trees could be uprooted and may hit a car of window and also blocking most roads. Electricity and water will be unavailable for a few days.4130 – 156 mph113 – 136 kt209 – 251 km/hCatastrophic damage WILL occur. Well built homes could and will most likely have loss of roof structure and or exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and the power lines will most likely fall and if they do they will be down for a few weeks or even months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or possibly months.5159 mph or higher137 kt or higher252 km/h or higherCatastrophic damage WILL occur. A high percentage of homes even the well framed homes will be destroyed with total roof failure and walls collapsing. Fallen materials (power lines and fallen/ uprooted trees) will isolate the area. Power outages will last for weeks possibly months. Also the area will be uninhabitable for weeks and possibly months.To track a hurricane meteorologists use satellite photos and meteorologists can also fly in aircrafts and record their observations. One thing they use is a doppler radar. A doppler radar is a radar can detect heavy rain. A doppler radar can  typically read 200 to 250 mile range from where the radar is placed says weather.com. The radar also a provides rainfall and wind speed estimate. Meteorologists can also use a reconnaissance aircraft. A reconnaissance aircraft is a military aircraft with radar technology.  A reconnaissance aircraft can measure pressure, locate the eye, measure wind speeds, it can also also measure storm size. A reconnaissance aircraft can fly near the storm and make it measurements. The people in the aircraft can drop dropsondes into the hurricane. A  dropsonde is a instrument that meteorologists can use to measure wind speed, wind direction, air pressure, air temperature, and the altitude of the qualities listed. Also before most everything revolved around technology meteorologists made observations. Although it was kind of risky because it was hard to tell when or where the hurricane would make landfall it got the job done. Why is there tropical cyclones near Australia and Africa but we don’t get them. Actually it is all the same thing but it is called different thing all over the world. There is hurricanes, tropical cyclones, and typhoons. Hurricanes happen in North and South America.Tropical cyclones happen in Africa and Australia, and typhoons happen in Asia. Although they all have different names it all means the same thing. Why do hurricanes happen? Hurricanes happen when