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If you are in the path of a tropical storm or hurricane, take steps to prepare. Know what actions you should take and emergency supplies you’ll need.
The greatest potential for loss of life related to a hurricane is from the storm surge! There are certain recommended actions that can help you through each stage of a Storm Surge emergency.
Storm surge is a very complex phenomenon because it is sensitive to the slightest changes in storm intensity, forward speed, size (radius of maximum winds-RMW), angle of approach to the coast, central pressure (minimal contribution in comparison to the wind), and the shape and characteristics of coastal features such as bays and estuaries.
Depending on the strength of the winds in the circulation, tropical cyclones are further divided into tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes. When tropical cyclones reach hurricane strength, they become classified by wind speed.
The main parts of a tropical cyclone are the rainbands, the eye, and the eyewall. Air spirals in toward the center in a counter-clockwise pattern in the northern hemisphere (clockwise in the southern hemisphere), and out the top in the opposite direction.