Why Do Tornadoes And Hurricanes Affect Much The Caribbean And The South Coast Of United States?
When it comes to natural disasters like tornadoes and hurricanes, the Caribbean Islands and the South Coast of the United States are the most hit areas of the world. Almost more than twice every year, tornadoes and hurricanes affect these parts of the world, causing heavy losses in terms of life and property. Why do you think these places are very much prone to these disasters?
Generally the hurricanes in the northern hemisphere actually start around the tropical and subtropical latitudes and then move toward the west-northwest. When this happens in the Atlantic this usually brings the hurricane towards the East Coast of the U.S. The difference in the water temperature also adds to the creation.
It is the same here in Australia and South East Asia where we have cyclones generally in January with the wet season. They are generally caused by atmospheric changes. We also have significant storms in Australia and we have a declared storm season between October and March every year and these can bring hail and flash flooding. We have had some fairly severe storms here in the last few weeks.
I think this article from Scientific American will help answer the question.
Annually, the US has an average of 1,250 tornados, the highest in the world. In essence, the reason US has so many tornados is because the presence of Rocky Mountains and the Gulf of Mexico.
I think the hurricane and tornadoes happen frequently in the carribbean sides .This is as result of atompheric changes in this area.
I hope a change in air pressure,wind movement direction also affect these geographic issues.