What is a hurricane?
A hurricane is a violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies.
It is a severe tropical cyclone originating in the equatorial regions of the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea or eastern regions of the Pacific Ocean, traveling north, northwest, or northeast from its point of origin, and usually involving heavy rains.
It is a wind with a speed greater than 74 miles (119 kilometers) per hour, according to the Beaufort scale.
It can also be referred to as a cyclone or typhoon, but is most commonly known as a hurricane.