• (noun): A severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale).

Some articles on hurricane, hurricanes:

Hurricane Floyd - Preparations
... all of the East Coast, from Florida City, Florida, to Plymouth, Massachusetts, was under a Hurricane Warning at some point however, only a fraction of this area actually received hurricane-for ... The last time such widespread hurricane warnings occurred was during Hurricane Donna in 1960, although the warnings for that storm were accurate ... Initial fears were of a direct hit as a large Category 4 hurricane in Florida, potentially costlier and deadlier than Hurricane Andrew had been in 1992 ...
Great Hurricane Of 1780 - Meteorological History
... The exact origin of the hurricane is unknown but it probably developed, as do many hurricanes, in the east Atlantic Ocean off the Cape Verde Islands in ... Late on 10 October, the worst of the hurricane passed over the island ... Early on October 11, the hurricane turned north-northwest about 90 kilometres (56 mi) east of Saint Lucia, and later that night it neared the island of Martinique ...
Hurricane Mitch - Aftermath
... See also List of retired Atlantic hurricane names Because of the hurricane's destruction in Central America and elsewhere in North America, the World Meteorological ... After the disaster caused by Hurricane Mitch, countries around the world donated significant aid, totaling $6.3 billion (1998 USD, $8.6 billion 2011 USD) ... In addition, after witnessing the vulnerability to hurricanes, the affected governments endeavored to prevent such a disaster from occurring again ...
Hurricane Floyd - Impact
1 Vermont 1 Total 57 With a death toll of 57, Hurricane Floyd was the deadliest United States hurricane since Hurricane Agnes in 1972 ...
Hurricane Floyd
... Hurricane Floyd was a very powerful Cape Verde-type hurricane which struck the east coast of the United States ... It was the sixth named storm, fourth hurricane, and third major hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season ... Floyd triggered the third largest evacuation in US history (behind Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Rita, respectively) when 2.6 million coastal residents of five states ...

Famous quotes containing the word hurricane:

    Thought and beauty, like a hurricane or waves, should not know conventional, delimited forms.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

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