hurricanes

  1. A single hurricane stirs up millions of miles of air and can dump more than 2.4 trillion gallons (9 trillion liters) of rain a day.f
  2. Hurricane-generated waves frequently toss tons of fish onto beaches. The eyes of many of the fish have popped out because of sudden changes in pressure.a
  3. Hurricanes produce enough energy in one day to run the lights of Las Vegas for many years.a
  4. Christopher Columbus wrote the first known report of a hurricane in 1495.d
  1. Hurricanes spin counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere
  1. Hurricanes in the Southern Hemisphere spin in a clockwise direction. Hurricanes in the Northern Hemisphere turn counterclockwise.i
  2. The word “hurricane” comes from Hurican, a name for the god of evil on some islands in the Caribbean.g
  3. Ninety percent of all hurricane deaths result from storm surges, which can reach over 20 feet high and extend nearly 100 miles.a
  4. In 1900, a hurricane in Galveston, Texas, killed more than 8,000 people, making it the deadliest weather emergency in U.S. history.a
  5. Hurricanes kill more people than any other type of storm.i
  6. A hurricane on Jupiter has been raging for over 300 years and is bigger than the Earth.d