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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),


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.


Where in a hurricane are winds the strongest?

Winds around the eye


How can hurricanes be tracked?

By weather satellites and weather readers closer to land


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

2 million people!!