Hurricanes can only form in a select area of the planet, the Southeastern United States is right in that path. A hurricane begins innocently enough in the ocean, in water warmer than 80 degrees (26`C) up to 150 feet down. Add in a warm breeze that skims the top of the water and carries the vapor on tropical winds. When that water vapor condenses into a cyclical cloud, a complicated process of heating and cooling forces these clouds to spawn thunderstorms and fierce winds. If the conditions are right, that simple patch of warm ocean water can hit land as the most powerful storm on Earth, a hurricane.
Of the most destructive hurricanes to hit the U.S, which ones did you experience in your lifetime?