A Brief History of Hurricanes

                                                                                                                                                                                        ((Published December 22, 2017)    

 

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About The Book

Tropical storms formed in the North Atlantic Basin with winds in excess of 74 mph are spoken of as “hurricanes.” In addition to strong winds and rain, hurricanes are capable of generating high waves, damaging storm surge, and tornadoes. Between 1900 and 2016, 633 hurricanes were recorded in the North Atlantic Basin. Twenty-four of the most noteworthy of those hurricanes are profiled in this book. Those 24, combined, caused 65,000+ fatalities and were responsible for $492+ billion in damages. Models project a 75 percent increase in the frequency of major hurricanes in the 21st century despite a possible decrease in the total frequency of all storms.

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