INFOGRAPHIC: Explore the Anatomy, Threats of a Hurricane

By Kevin Byrne, Staff Writer
May 31, 2014; 2:33 AM ET
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Sunday, June 1, marks the start of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season.

In an effort to raise awareness and prevention efforts for the season, which lasts through Nov. 30, the National Hurricane Center has declared this week Hurricane Preparedness Week.

While it's no secret that hurricanes are dangerous and can cause serious destruction, a hurricane's specific composition is less commonly known.

From a hurricane's warm core to spiral bands, examine the following infographic to learn the basic components behind one of the most powerful forces of Mother Nature.

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