It’s important to take precautions for your pets. Here are some tips
to help you care for your pet during the storm season, but first of all …
First of all what is a hurricane?
A hurricane is a tropical weather system with winds that have reached a
sustained speed of 74 mph or more. Hurricane winds blow in a large spiral
around a relatively calm center, known as the "eye." The eye is
generally 20-30 miles wide, and the storm may extend outward from it for
As a hurricane approaches, the sky darkens and winds strengthen. As it nears
land, it can bring torrential rains, high winds and storm surges. A hurricane
can stretch the entire length of the eastern seaboard. The
74-160 mph winds can extend inland for hundreds of miles.
Hurricanes are classified into five categories according to wind velocity.
Category 1 is the mildest; with winds from 74-95 mph. Category 5 is the strongest,
with winds above 155 mph.
August and September are peak months of hurricane season, which lasts from
June 1 to November 30.
Next: Weather terms used for hurricane season.