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National Hurricane Center 11691 SW 17th Street Miami, FL, 33165 [email protected]What is a Gulf hurricane?
Hurricanes in the gulf of Mexico are those storms that either form or make their way into, and eventually make landfall in the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf Hurricanes can strike anywhere along the world’s ninth largest body of water in the five American and five Mexican states that border it.What are the NHC tropical cyclone reports?
At the end of each month during the hurricane season the NHC releases a brief summary of the tropical cyclone activity during the month. These summaries are viewed as interim to the Tropical Cyclone Reports, which are much more comprehensive.Could a hurricane hit the Gulf of Mexico oil platforms?
The Gulf of Mexico’s coastline is heavily populated and constitutes the bulk of the United States’ oil leases. This poses an especially devastating implication as hurricane damage affecting oil platforms could reak havoc both environmentally and at the pump.