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The National Weather Service has declared the week of July 18th through 22nd,
HURRICANE AWARENESS WEEK in New England.

The term "tropical cyclone" is a generic name given to a low pressure system that generally forms in the tropics and is
accompanied by showers and thunderstorms and a counterclockwise wind circulation. Depending on the strength of the winds
in the circulation, tropical cyclones are further divided into tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes.


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Below is a series of public information statements issued by the Gray National Weather Service Office, containing valuable information on hurricanes and hurricane safety.

TROPICAL CYCLONES, TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES--THE BASICS

HURRICANE WINDS AND TORNADOES

STORM SURGE, WAVES, AND MARINE SAFETY

INLAND FLOODING FROM TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES

THE FORECAST PROCESS--STATEMENTS, WATCHES, and WARNINGS

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For additional information about hurricanes and hurricane safety, visit the National Hurricane Center's web site at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.

updated 7/11
by ES