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05 Oct 2017 description

Focus on tropical cyclones on American continent “Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean” (NOAA, 2017).

18 May 2017 description

The FIU 12-fan Wall of Wind (WOW) Research and Testing Facility was inaugurated on August 24, 2012, the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew’s devastating landfall in South Florida. The WOW facility is capable of controlled testing in flows that replicate hurricane winds up to Category 5, accompanied by wind-driven rain.

26 Aug 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0612
BAHAMAS AND U.S.A. HURRICANE ANDREW
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
26 AUGUST 1992

SITUATION

1. ON 22 AUGUST 1992, HURRICANE ALERTS WERE ISSUED COVERING THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS, CUBA AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA ON UNITED STATES MAINLAND AS HURRICANE ANDREW, RATED AS FORCE 4, MOVED IN WESTERLY DIRECTION ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN AT AROUND 16 MPH (26 KPH) WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 120 MPH (193 KPH)

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