Tropical cyclones often destroy key bridges, overpasses, and roads, complicating efforts to transport food, clean water, and medicine to the areas that need it. The damage caused by tropical cyclones to buildings and dwellings can result in economic damage to a region, and to a diaspora of the population of the region.
When we were writing we ran into the inquiry “Can a tropical storm do damage?”.
Some authors claimed Severe tropical storms, high winds, and heavy rain can cause damage to your roof and the rest of your home. Some types of damage can lead to bigger problems such as moisture entering the home and causing secondary damages. Identifying problem areas sooner means you can take steps to help minimize additional tropical storm damage.
What are the dangers associated with a tropical storm?
High seas – large waves of up to 15 metres high are caused by the strong winds and are hazardous to shippingstorm surge – a surge of water of up to several metres can cause extensive flooding and damage in coastal regionsheavy rain – the tropical cyclone can pick up two billion tons of moisture per day and release it as rain., and more items.
The word “hurricane” can strike waves of fear and trepidation through many minds but much weaker tropical cyclones are capable of producing unbelievable amounts of destruction and loss of life. Tropical storms, and even tropical depressions, can be prolific rain makers. You don’t even have to reside in coastal areas to experience their impacts.
With a tropical depression, heavy rains and strong winds can cause minor flooding and property damage. A tropical depression is not large enough to cause widespread devastation, but is still dangerous and should be taken very seriously. This means that its winds have increased to between 39 and 74 mph.