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Stuck in a hurricane? Don't forget to look out for tornadoes.

A serious hidden hazard.
A visible satellite image of Hurricane Irma as it nears landfall in southern Florida on September 10, 2017.

Hurricane Irma nearing landfall in Florida on September 10, 2017.

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Hurricanes are an amalgam of the worst nature can produce. Not only can a landfalling storm plague entire states with intense winds, pounding rains, surges of seawater capable of flooding entire cities, but they can also spawn tornadoes. Tornadoes during a tropical storm or hurricane can be something of a hidden hazard, as they aren’t as well-advertised as a storm’s other dangers. But tropical cyclone-spawned tornadoes are no less dangerous and—even worse,

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