Panama City condominium damaged by Hurricane Opal
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A tropical cyclone
is a storm that forms in the tropics.
A hurricane is one kind of tropical cyclone. In fact, it's the strongest
Tropical cyclones are given names by how strong their winds are. Here is a
list of the different names given to the storms:
Winds weak and unorganized
Winds less than 39 mph
Winds 39 to 74 mph
Winds greater than 74 mph
Also, scientists use a hurricane's wind speed to predict how much damage
it will do.
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