A hurricane is a form of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that occur in eastern Pacific Ocean,  Caribbean Sea, southern Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Fact 1: The term ‘hurricane’ is derived from ‘Taino’, a Native American word which means evil spirit of the wind. Fact 2: The first hurricane that caused people to fly in it, occurred in 1943 during world war II. Fact 3: A tropical storm is a hurricane which travels for 74 miles per hour, or higher than that. Fact 5: Hurricanes are first formed in warm moisture atmosphere by swirling above tropical ocean water. Fact 9: Hurricanes that move slowly are likely to produce more rains causing more damage by flooding, than fast moving hurricanes. Fact 10: Hurricane Floyd has destroyed 19 million trees and has caused damage of more than a million dollars.
Fact 11: Many people die in hurricanes because of the rising sea water walls that enter the mainland instantly killing people. Fact 14: The first person to give names to hurricanes was a weather forecaster from Australia named C. Fact 16: Hurricanes mostly occur from June to November when seas are the warmest, forming a conducive weather for the hurricanes to build up. Fact 17: Planet Jupiter has a hurricane which appears as a red dot in it, spinning since 300 years. Fact 21: 90% of the deaths that occur during hurricanes is because of the floods created by this disaster.

Fact 22: A hurricane that occurred in Bangladesh in 1970, took away the live of one million people. Fact 23: The winds in the hurricane can cause above 2 millions trillion gallons of rains per day. Fact 24: In the Atlantic Ocean, hurricanes begin from 1st June, and in the pacific they start in mid may. Fact 25: Hurricanes, upon entering land bring in strong winds, heavy rains and waves which are strong enough to cause damages like washing away the entire city scape. Fact 28: Hurricanes are categorized into 5 types, depending upon their wind speed and their capacity to cause damage. Fact 31: Hurricane Katrina is one of the costliest category 5 type hurricane which has caused damage over $100 billion. Fact 32: The deadliest hurricane is the category 4 hurricane that occurred in Texas and Galveston in the year 1990.
Fact 36: Hurricanes need Coriolis Force to form which is very weak at Equator and this is the reason that they can not form near Equator. Fact 37: The Southern Hemisphere typically experiences about half the number of hurricanes as the Northern Hemisphere each year. Fact 38: The year 2005 saw the most hurricanes ever to form in a single Atlantic season, with 15. Fact 39: A typical hurricane needs (a) light upper level winds, (b) warm water (at-least 80? F) and (c) pre-existing conditions with thunderstorms to form. The word hurricane comes from the Taino Native American word, hurucane, meaning evil spirit of the wind.

The first time anyone flew into a hurricane happened in 1943 in the middle of World War II. A tropical storm is classified as a hurricane once winds goes up to 74 miles per hour or higher. Slow moving hurricanes produce more rainfall and can cause more damage from flooding than faster-moving, more powerful hurricanes. Hurricane Floyd was barely a category I hurricane, but it still managed to mow down 19 million trees and caused over a billion dollars in damage. Most people who die in hurricanes are killed by the towering walls of sea water that comes inland.
Hurricane season is from June to November when the seas are at their warmest and most humid, which are ripe conditions for a hurricane to develop.
All coastal areas around Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic are prone to hurricanes. Tropical cyclones have low thunderstorm activity and rotate counterclockwise. Chances of flash floods also brighten due to heavy rainfall. Below are some interesting facts about hurricanes.

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