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Last Updated: Thursday October 03 2002 17:01 GMT

What damage can hurricanes do?

Cyclone damage

Over the sea, a hurricane, cyclone or typhoon can cause the level to rise by several metres.

This rise in water causes massive waves to hit the shores near the storm.

Overland, the hurricanes do a lot of damage, with powerful winds blasting the landscape.

Heavy rains from the hurricane's clouds also cause flooding.