Hurricane Season: 10 Myths Not to Believe

Terrifying storms that can level houses and rip large trees from the ground, hurricanes are among the most powerful forces of nature. The National Hurricane Center defines a hurricane as a rotating, organized system of thunderstorms and clouds that originates over tropical or subtropical water. These destructive storms are a type of tropical cyclone with winds that reach 74 miles per hour or greater. Perhaps because of their devastating power, hurricanes have given rise to a lot of myths and misconceptions about the storms themselves and the best ways to prepare for them. Here, we debunk 10 of the most common hurricane myths.

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