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A meteorologic event characterised by highly destructive winds with speeds of 210 km/hr—130 mph—or more, heavy rains, and tidal surges, causing floods that once claimed most lives—reduced by early warning systems; hurricanes occur in the tropical zones of the North Atlantic or Pacific Ocean and are classified by severity on a scale of 1 to 5

hurricane

Geological medicine A natural disaster characterized by highly destructive winds with speeds of 210 km/hr–130 mph or more, heavy rains, and tidal surges, causing floods that once claimed most lives–reduced by early warning systems; hurricanes occurs in the tropical zones of North Atlantic or Pacific Oceans and are classified by severity on a scale of 1 to 5
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