FAQ’S ABOUT HURRICANES
FAQ’S about Hurricanes with short answers
2. What is a hurricane?
A hurricane is a wind of great force that forms a whirlwind and rotates in large circles. For a cyclone to be classified as hurricane at least it must have a rotation speed of 119 km / h or 74 mps. A hurricane usually originates in the tropics and since its formation, in most cases, begins to expand its diameter and speed. Hurricanes are classified according to the Saffir Simpson wind scale, in five categories, according mainly to their speed. The word hurricane is of indigenous origin and the first description of a great storm, whose characteristics coincide with those of a hurricane, was made by Christopher Columbus, on the return of his first voyage.