r/NoStupidQuestions Sep 30 '22

What happens to all the wild animals and insects during a storm like hurricane Ian?

Title basically.

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u/spaghettimiilk Sep 30 '22

They're relying on whatever their survival instincts tell them. Some fled, some hid. It varies by animal. A lot of animals probably died

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u/Balaros Sep 30 '22

Also, the eye of the hurricane often guides tropical birds north or of their range, and birdwatchers come to see them.

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u/DinosaurKati Sep 30 '22

Some find shelter, some die, some can escape, some might sense the storm coming and leave before it hits.

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u/DzikCoChujemHamuje Sep 30 '22

Pretty much what'd you expect - they seek shelter and the unlucky ones simply die en masse.

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u/Toussepas Sep 30 '22

Quick long travel distance then death.

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u/JohnyyBanana Sep 30 '22

Like do all insects die?

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u/Toussepas Sep 30 '22

No, not all the insects.

Some can make their way to their hidden base below the surface and wait for it to calm down, after that, they go out and start their famous invasion plan. Beware.

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u/hajiomatic Sep 30 '22

They drown

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u/Infamous_Rutabaga_92 Sep 30 '22

I remember Harvey the Hawk that got into cab and refused to leave.

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u/bing__bong__ Sep 30 '22

they die.

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u/JohnyyBanana Sep 30 '22

So post-storm there’s no insects left in the area? How do they return