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    the meaning of "harricane center"

    Dear all,

    Let's say the sentence below is a Twitter message that was sent out when a big hurricane came.

    "There are 78 harricane centers and 8 spacial medical centers across the City."

    In the sentence above, does "a hurricane center" mean a place for evacuation?

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    Re: the meaning of "harricane center"

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    Let's say the sentence below is a Twitter message that was sent out when a big hurricane came.

    "There are 78 harricane centers and 8 spacial medical centers across the City."

    In the sentence above, does "a hurricane center" mean a place for evacuation?

    Thank you!

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    Yes, though we usually refer to them as "hurricane shelters" or "evacuation centers." The US Hurricane Center is a government agency that forecasts, tracks and analyzes hurricanes and other tropical weather disturbances.

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    Re: the meaning of "harricane center"

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    Let's say the sentence below is a Twitter message that was sent out when a big hurricane came (it would be a bit late if it was sent out when a hurricane came. It would be better to send it out when the warning is received that a hurricane is coming).

    "There are 78 hurricane centers and 8 spacial spacious medical centers across the City."

    In the sentence above, does "a hurricane center" mean a place for evacuation?

    Thank you!

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    I would assume that it meant a shelter or evacuation place where people go for safety when a hurricane is on its way. When you said "Let's say the sentence below is a Twitter message" did you mean that it wasn't actually a message you saw on Twitter? Did you create the sentence yourself?

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    Re: the meaning of "harricane center"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist
    "There are 78 hurricane centers and 8 spacial spacious special medical centers across the City."

    In the sentence above, does "a hurricane center" mean a place for evacuation?
    When I read "hurricane center" I initially thought "eye of the hurricane".

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    Re: the meaning of "harricane center"

    Hi emsrd2d,

    When I was reading an article on Hurricane Irene that hit NYC a while ago, I saw the message in the article. So, it was a real Twitter message but I only saw it in a magazine article.

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