|.: Formations of Natural Catastrophes :.|
Hurricanes generally drift westward in both hemispheres. When they strike land, the winds , which can reach speeds of up to 241 kilometres per hour, can cause tremendous damage to property and countless loss of lives. Fortunately, over land, hurricanes are deprived of their moisture, and therefore gradually die out as air fills the low-pressure storm centre. Also, hurricanes are easily recognisable on radar screens and satellite photographs, thus it is possible to issue hurricane warnings before they reach land.
However, the great speeds at which the winds travel suck up anything and everything in their path, leaving an endless void wherever they strike, and at the same time transforming objects in its body into “missiles”, destroying everything they wham into. In this way, much property is destroyed, and many lives are lost, as a hurricane goes on its seemingly endless rampage.