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    Waterspouts: Are They Really Harmless?

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    Imagine being on the beach or out on a boat over the water and spotting a solid-looking but almost transparent funnel cloud stretching form the water and spiraling towards the clouds. This is a waterspout.

    Waterspouts usually have a reputation of being harmless which is quite the contrary. Waterspouts may often remain over water, however, these water funnels can make an unexpected and surprising entrance over land.

    Waterspouts also come in two distinct categories and one is more extreme than the other. Yet, one should never get close to either type of waterspout since it cause destructive damage and fatal injuries.

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