Hurricanes on the Texas coast: Survival and Recovery (3).
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The destructive ferocity of a hurricane is almost beyond comprehension. In one 24-hour period a hurricane can generate heat energy equal to 400 20- megaton bombs and can circulate almost one trillion tons of air carrying 17 billion tons of water vapour. Cost of damages can exceed $1 billion. The booklet is part of a three-volume series concerned with the destructive potential of tropical storms and hurricanes that effect the Texas coast. It provides information to aid coastal residents in saving lives and describes what federal, state, and local agencies do before, during and after a hurricane.