Hurricanes are quite a common phenomenon in the United States, so many people are already familiar with the amount of damage that a hurricane can bring. Preparing for a hurricane does require quite a bit of effort, because hurricane damage can consist of many things.
The most common types of hurricane damage are strong winds, storm surges, floods, tornadoes and rip tides. Even though everyone is familiar with most of these types of hurricane damage, not many people know what rip tides are.
Rip tides are considered hurricane damage. Even though they are usually the most dangerous for people who are on the water at the time, they can still affect people on land. A rip tide is basically a strong current that will push itself away from the shore when a hurricane is coming near. Strong winds will push water towards the shore. The waves going towards the shore will create an underwater sandbar. The waves will create a power struggle between the water in between the sandbar and the shore. All excess water will be forced through the gap, causing an incredible strong current near the shore.
However, rip tides do not cause nearly as much hurricane damage as floods and strong winds. Floods are becoming a real problem in the United States, so many people are usually prepared for them. However, with floods becoming more powerful every year, it might be worth checking your area for flood alerts and ensuring that your area provides the best possible protection against hurricane damage. Also check your insurance policy regularly for common types of hurricane damage and make sure that you are completely covered when a disaster occurs. Not being covered by your insurance can cost you dearly, especially when your home gets hit by a flood or when strong winds damage your home beyond recognition. Even if you do not live in a danger area, you might want to update your policy just to be on the safe side.
 Contributing Authors, (January 01, 2010). “Damage”, ATMOS, Source: http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/%28Gh%29/guides/mtr/hurr/damg/home.rxml