Articles for tag: Emergency, Floods, Florida, Hurricanes, rain, wind

How Strong Is Hurricane Wind?

Hurricane wind can do damage even when the center of the storm is offshore or a great distance from you. Check out how strong winds must be to qualify as hurricane strength and the planes they're now using to conduct hurricane research.

5 Hurricane Categories & The Types Of Damage That Can Result

Hurricanes are major storms with sustained winds of at least 74 mph and form over oceans. Hurricane Categories are used to estimate potential property damage -- on a scale from 1 to 5. See what each of the 5 categories means -- in terms of maximum wind speeds and the specific types of damage you can expect to see.

Snow Squalls

The Official Snow Squall Definition, Ways A Snow Squall Will Affect You, And How To Prepare For A Snow Squall In Your Area

A snow squall is a sudden, heavy snowstorm that doesn't last very long. It's similar to a blizzard with massive snowfall, strong wind gusts, and whiteout conditions -- but it only occurs for a relatively brief time and appears in relatively small areas at a time. With a snow squall, the snow accumulation may or may not be significant. The wind and blowing snow that move through so quickly are the trademark signs of a snow squall.