How to Prepare for a Hurricane

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How to prepare your home for a hurricane

Christopher Columbus wrote the first known report of a hurricane in 1495. Unfortunately, hurricanes are still a problem for people throughout the world. If you know how to prepare for hurricanes, your property and most importantly your life, could be saved.

A tropical storm is classified as a hurricane when sustained winds reach 74 miles per hour, though hurricane winds are often faster. Hurricanes can have a wide landing, hitting people separated by hundreds of miles. A hurricane can reach 40,000 to 50,000 feet up into the sky. Hurricane season in the southern United States starts at the end of summer and goes deep into the fall. Approximately five hurricanes strike the U.S. coastline during an average three-year period. Of these, two are major hurricanes over 110 mph.

A hurricane