Hurricanes are massive low-pressure storm systems that form over the water and move toward land. Threats from hurricanes include high winds, heavy rainfall, storm surge, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, and tornadoes.
Each year, many parts of the United States experience heavy rains, strong winds, floods, and coastal storm surges from tropical storms and hurricanes. Anne Arundel County has experienced multiple significant Tropical Storms and Hurricanes including Sandy, Isabel, and Irene. A significant percentage of fatalities occur outside of landfall counties, due to inland flooding.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October.
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