Hurricanes are one of nature's many destructive forces. The word comes from West Indian; huracan ("big wind"). Hurricanes are seasonal storms and are most prevalent in August and September. They develop from easterly waves, which can later develop into a tropical depression with winds up to 31 miles per hour. Later, it might develop into a tropical storm with winds up to 73 miles per hour, and eventually a hurricane. Thunderstorms often form with hurricanes and then produce waterspouts.

Hurricanes are huge tropical cyclones that originate over oceans near the equator, such as the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. However, if they do reach land, destruction of property is imminent. Winds whirl in a counter clockwise direction in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. Hurricane winds can vary anywhere from seventy to one hundred fifty miles per hour. These winds blow circularly around a low-pressure center known as the eye of the storm. The eye of the hurricane can be deceiving because the winds will stop and the sun usually comes back out. Don't be fooled, the weather will change right back if not worse after the eye passes through the area. Hurricanes cause numerous deaths in addition to the millions of dollars of property damage each year due to the intense winds and huge tidal surges.

Hurricane Damage

One of the most destructive elements of a hurricane is the huge waves that are formed because of the strong winds and heavy rains. These waves called a storm surge can rise several feet above water levels, especially during high tide. The worst hurricane in the United States was the one during the year of 1900 in Galveston Texas, where a hurricane swept a fifteen foot wall of water out of the Gulf of Mexico and into the city, washing away and killing six thousand people. About 90 percent of deaths during a hurricane are caused by drowning. Another devastating outcome of a hurricane is the mudslides that can follow. These are caused by the heavy rains and extensive deforestation in some areas.

Restoration1 is equipped with the technology , knowledge and equipment needed to mitigate any form of natural disaster. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide the help needed to survive a hurricane. We not only clean-up and dry out the hurricane damage, we have our own public adjusters to help you deal with your insurance companies during this troublesome time.