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What is a hurricane, typhoon, or tropical cyclone?
Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory of the NOAA
FAQ: Hurricanes, Typhoons and Tropical Cyclones
Includes basic definitions, ranking, forecasting, real time information, and other helpful information from the NOAA.
How Stuff Works: How Hurricanes Work
Hurricane general facts, statistics tracking, and more
National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service of NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Hurricanes... a preparedness guide
Hurricane and other natural disaster brochures
University of Pittsburgh: Science of a Hurricane
An online lecture created by disaster experts from Iran, Russia and the United States
Human Interest & Preparedness
Get a Kit : Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)
Disaster supply information
Health and safety information pre- and post-storm
Pre- and post-hurricane preparations
American Academy of Pediatrics: Helping Families During Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
Information and links for families including suggestions for disaster plans
NOAA: Hurricane Preparedness
Richmond Region Emergency Information
Includes emergency management telephone numbers and links.
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