Hurricanes start in warm oceans. The warm air and cool air form a funnel. The funnel grows larger and picks up speed. Hurricanes can reach hundreds of miles from the eye. The wind blows counter-clockwise around the eye in the northern hemisphere. It blows clockwise in the southern hemisphere.
WRITTEN BY PETER MURRAY
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Most hurricanes blow westward at first. Many people die in the ocean, but some turn in toward land before they blow themselves out. They may create severe chaos, especially near the coast. The heaviest rain and winds occur around the eye. The hurricane winds are up to 200mph, the wind in the eye is about 15 mph.
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