Both. Hurricane wind can destroy trees, cars, power lines, even entire buildings. However, rain causes massive amounts of flooding, landslides, and tidal surges, which is the most likely cause of death during a hurricane. Storm or tidal surges can raise the sealevel over 15 feet above its normal height.
I would have to say from experience that wind is more damaging. Power lines get knocked down, trees destroy homes and cars, also they get knocked over in the street and people get trapped in their own neighborhoods. Wind can blow out windows and if it is a bad enough hurricane with strong winds it can even produce tornadoes on top of the already destructive hurricane winds!
Click here to cancel reply.
Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!
Don't have an account? Click Here to Signup
© Copyright GreenAnswers.com LLC