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Hurricane Hur-ri-cane n 1 A tropical cyclone usually involving heavy rains And winds exceeding 74 mph 119 kph From carib huracan What is a hurricane Encarta defines it as a tropical cyclone with winds up to 74 mph 119 kph To many people it means destruction Hurricane Floyd caused tremendous destruction to America as well as set it back a few million Stay with me as we track the storm Tropical Storm Floyd forms in Atlantic Washington September 8 1999 - The National Hurricane Center NHC reported Tropical Storm Floyd the sixth named storm of the season formed about 800 miles east of the Leeward Islands Floyd had maximum winds of 40 mph and was forecast to intensify to minimal hurricane strength with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph Tropical storm force winds extended up to 85 miles from the center of the storm The system moved west-northwest at 16 mph and forecasters expected Floyd to continue along this track for 72 hours Floyd was in an area very favorable for development and satellite images indicated the system was strengthening The center of the system was not yet well defined but forecasters believed Floyd could reach major hurricane strength with maximum sustained winds of 112 mph or more after 72 hours Tropical Storm Floyd Continues to Intensify Washington September 9 1999 -- The National Hurricane Center NHC reported that Tropical Storm Floyd was located about 450 miles east of the Leeward Islands The strong tropical storm and had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph NHC Forecasters expected the system to reach minimal hurricane strength within the next 24 hours and thought it will be a strong Category II hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 109 mph within 72 hours Tropical storm force winds extended outward
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