The term hurricane originates from the Taino Native American word, hurucane, implying evil spirit of the wind.
The first point a person flew into a hurricane happened in 1943 in the middle of World War II.
A tropical storm is classified as a hurricane once winds reach 74 miles per hour or higher.
Hurricanes are the only weather disasters that have been given their own names.
All hurricanes begin existence in a warm moist atmosphere above tropical ocean waters.
A conventional hurricane can deposit 6 inches to a foot of rain across a region.
The most vicious winds and extreme rains occur in the eye wall, the ring of clouds and thunderstorms closely surrounding the eye.
Every second, a large hurricane discharges the energy of 10 atomic bombs.