Hurricanes are terrible storms that destroy a lot of property. Hurricanes start by picking up warm air then picking up a lot of water, and then the hurricane rises. Heavy dark clouds may also be the start of a hurricane. When weather watchers see the dark cloud take the shape of a doughnut, fifty or one hundred miles across they start a hurricane watch.
There are usually
hurricanes in the months of August, September, and October. They
start in the ending of summer and the beginning of the fall.
Most Hurricanes start in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the
Gulf of Mexico. Some hurricanes move over the ocean and never reach
the seacoast. People who live on the coast are very lucky because
they have time to get away the storm before it reaches them.
Hurricanes are big, powerful, and dangerous storms. During a hurricane trees can be pulled out by the roots and knocked over. Roofs can be torn from houses, and walls cave in. Electric wires can be torn and do a lot of damage. Weather watchers keep track of the big hole in the center of the
known as the doughnut, to see if it is getting any bigger and which direction the center of the doughnut is moving. When people hear that there is a hurricane coming they cover all of their windows with boards and they take their tables and chairs indoors.