Of all nature’s storms, none is more dangerous than a hurricane. These tropical storms strike the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastal regions each year from June to November.
Wildfire! The word conjures up visions of Smokey the Bear, firefighters scrambling around the forest with chainsaws, specialized aircraft, huge plumes of flame, and the charred remains of mighty trees.
A hurricane, also known as a “tropical cyclone” or “typhoon,” is a severe, rotating tropical storm that produces heavy rains and cyclonic winds exceeding 75 miles (119 km) per hour.
A tornado, also known as a "twister" or a "cyclone," is a violent rotating column of air in the shape of a funnel that extends from the base of a thunderstorm to the ground.