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1

What are the elements most at risk during hurricanes?

Light structures , older buildings with a weak structure, shanty settlements, trees, fences, signs, outside possessions not secured, poles/pylons (electricity cables and posts),

2

Who is at special risk from hurricanes?

Fishermen as they may be at sea when it arrives and not be able to get to a safe harbour if not given adequate warning.

3

Where in a hurricane are winds the strongest?

Winds around the eye

4

How can hurricanes be tracked?

By weather satellites and weather readers closer to land

5

Over the last 200 years how many deaths have there been from hurricanes?

2 million people!!