Hurricanes are massive storms that are formed from warm waters and churn with a force that can cause serious destruction. The problem with hurricanes is that they can’t be prevented – at least not yet. The most you can do is flee before they occur. A hurricane checklist is essential, whether you evacuate or stay home.
On October 10, 2018, the United States witnessed the wrath of Hurricane Michael. Moving at 250 km/hour, it was the third most-intense hurricane to hit the U.S. It claimed at least 30 lives and destroyed property approximated at $8 billion. It led to flooding, flattened homes and massive power outages. Hurricanes occur most often in the Pacific Ocean but also occur frequently in the Atlantic as well. They cause strong winds, heavy rains, flooding, tornadoes, storm surges, rip currents and landslides.