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Typhoon and Hurricane  

Like tornadoes, typhoons and hurricanes happen when warm air mixes with cold air, creating intense wind, rain and flooding. Typhoons and hurricanes are the same type of storm, but they happen in different places. Typhoons occur in the Pacific Ocean around Hawaii and Asia. Hurricanes occur on the eastern seaboard along the United States and Central America.

Trees during a Hurricane Image - Science for Kids All About Typhoons and Hurricanes

Typhoons and hurricanes happen when warm air mixes with cold air, creating intense wind, rain and flooding.

Fun Facts about Typhoons and Hurricanes for Kids

  • Hurricanes can be up to 600 miles wide. They move slowly over the ocean, gaining power and speed.
  • When they hit land, they can cause flooding and destroy buildings and cars.
  • Hurricane winds can blow up to 200 miles per hour.
  • In the center of a hurricane is the eye of the storm. In this area, the weather is calm.
  • Hurricanes can last more than a week, making them very destructive.
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When hurricanes hit land, they can cause flooding and destroy buildings and cars.

Typhoon and Hurricane Vocabulary

  1. Intense: serious, severe
  2. Power: strength, intensity
  3. Destroy: ruin, crush
  4. Destructive: able to destroy

Learn More All About Typhoons and Hurricanes

Watch this typhoon and hurricane video:

A video all about typhoons and hurricanes and how they work.

Typhoon and Hurricane Q&A

Question: What should I do in case a Typhoon or a Hurricane will hit my area?

Answer: Leave the area if you can. If not, board up your home and stock up on supplies like water, food, pet supplies, batteries, gas and money. After a hurricane, people often go for many days without water, food or electricity.

 

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