What is a hurricane like?

I've never been through a hurricane. They don't happen in my area. How does it feel?


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Most Helpful Guy

  • It's just like a strong thunderstorm that lasts for hours. The most dangerous thing about them is the chance of drowning due to the storm surge that brings seawater ashore much further inland than normal. High water, damaged structures, and the inability for anyone to help you during the storm make that a much bigger riak than people realize. Flying and floating debris are the other biggeat threats.

    Afterwards, the biggest problem is access to water, food, and medicine. Everyone including stores, gas stations, and emergency services are having the same problems with access to electricity, repairs, stock, and availability of workers. Because everybody needs repairs and services, damage takes longer to repair.

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Most Helpful Girl

  • https://youtu.be/1_vY4EaYC04
    This is my hometown and what we went through during Hurricane Katrina. This was our worst hurricane at a category 5 (the biggest one you can have).

    https://youtu.be/gWMfZA3sY8Y
    https://youtu.be/DQkksAVBezc
    This neighborhood is a mile from my house. Our parish had flood waters up to 30 feet. I know the people filming both videos. This neighborhood had many people stay and many who died. A single mom tied her children to her and all of them died. They were found tied together and the youngest (a baby) still in her arms. No, it's not that easy to get out during a hurricane when that many people are trying to leave. We left home, but only made it an hour away. I almost lost my kids that day when a pine tree came through the roof and landed right on the bed they had just been laying in. Another one came down on top of it. During a smaller hurricane a few years before, it took us 19 hours to drive 3 hours away. Hurricane Katrina is the 2nd storm to take my home, but the first to take the lives of some of my family. It was a complete devestation.

    https://youtu.be/e4wObTW-FEI
    https://youtu.be/twxKyPvQAlo
    Aftermath destruction.

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What Guys Said 7

  • I've been through one (Elena, 1985) in Florida. It was three days of sideways rain. The eye sat off the coast for 3 days and just churned before moving on to Louisiana. We only lost power once for about 15 minutes, but the eyewall never came closer to us than 50 miles.

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  • It can do damage, rains, winds, people can lose their homes

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  • depending on the strength.. you can loose your life, and your home. Heavy rains, flooding,

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  • It's probably really, really windy...

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  • It's nothing more than a lot of wind and a lot of rain. They're really not scary in my opinion

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    • Have you ever experienced any? I have lost two homes to hurricanes and I have also lost family members to them.

    • Yes. Yes I have. I've lived in Florida and up here in the north east we've gotten hurricanes. It's nothing I'm afraid of.

  • Imagine a thunderstorm, but with giant water waves, and very high wind. It's basically the water equivalent of a tornado, if you've ever experienced tornados

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  • Well if you live an area where you expect them, it is funny how, except for the massive ones, they just become part of the forecast. but expect flooding, lose of power and internet, you can not be out side at all.

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What Girls Said 2

  • It's just extremely heavy rain and strong winds. There is typically flooding and power outages too. They can be kind of scary. I don't live right on the coast, I'm about three hours inland but we still experience pretty strong hurricanes sometimes.

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  • I have been through a crap load and they have never really affected me... it is just dangerously windy followed by a lot of rain... It can cause trees to crash and therefore kill people and stuff like that and the rain can cause flooding. The power usually goes out but for like a couple days only in most situations

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