Tropical Cyclone

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A storm system characterised by a large low-pressure centre and thunderstorms that produce strong winds and heavy rain. More technically, it is a non-frontal synoptic scale cyclone originating over tropical or sub-tropical waters with organised convection and definite cyclonic surface wind circulation
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It takes a virtual army of crews, including thousands from out of state, to augment the FPL team and restore power following a major hurricane.
The last major hurricane to cross land in the Atlantic Basin was Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which hit Cuba as a Category 3 storm.
Meteorologists at Colorado State University said they expect four major hurricanes - with winds exceeding 110mph - to form over the Atlantic.
STORM weary resorts on Mexico's Pacific coast are braced for the fury of Hurricane Lane, which was flooding port cities as it churned toward the Gulf of California, the second major hurricane to strike the region in two weeks.
A refinery failure, outbreak of civil war in an oil-rich nation, a major hurricane or some gossip among market speculators could send prices through the roof.
Ironically, though, the region that was hammered the hardest last year--the central and eastern Gulf Coast--has one of the lower probabilities of receiving another major hurricane strike in 2006.
And as the media has been trumpeting since the Katrina disaster, the earth's climate has entered a severe weather cycle and it is only a matter of time before a major hurricane pounds the East Coast.
It has taken a major hurricane to show the nation that it's necessary to rebuild the wetlands and barrier islands of Louisiana.
According to this map, did the country at 7[degrees]N, 65[degrees]W, suffer a major hurricane strike?
He said: "It would be a good idea to start making preparations and watch the local news - it could well remain a major hurricane.
The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder commissioned a series of six articles in 2004 titled "Disasters Waiting to Happen," one of which focused on a major hurricane striking New Orleans.
Isabel is the first major hurricane to threaten the midAtlantic since Floyd wreaked havoc in September 1999.

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