Severe weather is inevitable. It’s important to know the facts about hurricanes — that way, you can make informed decisions to protect your family before, during and after the storm.
Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions surrounding hurricanes because there’s widespread misinformation about the topic.
Read on for the top 10 myths about hurricanes — and the truth behind them.
Myth #10: Hurricanes only happen in coastal areas
While the drama of a hurricane crashing onto a coastal area makes compelling front-page news, the effects are felt far inland.
In fact, strong winds, heavy rain, tornadoes, and inland flooding can spread hundreds of miles from the coast, leaving behind extensive death and damage.
Myth #9: The storm surge is a hurricane’s deadliest part
A storm surge is a wall of water pushed ashore as the center of a