High Winds: Hurricane winds can damage or destroy buildings, uproot trees and knock down power lines. Debris flying through the air can cause additional damage or injury. While the wind will be strongest near the coast, hurricane force winds and stronger gusts can affect inland areas as well.
Heavy Rain: Tropical storms and hurricanes can produce torrential rainfall which could easily flood any inland neighborhood.
Tornadoes: Hurricanes can produce tornadoes close to the eyewall and hidden within the outer rainbands. Tropical twisters can hit suddenly, without the hail and lightning which usually occur in severe storms.