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Definition

Hurricane: is a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds above 84 mph (miles per hour) or 73 knots and higher.

The deadliest U.S. hurricane on record was a Category Four storm that hit the island city of Galveston, Texas, on September 8, 1900. Some 8,000 people lost their lives when the island was destroyed by 15-foot (5-meter) waves and 130-mile-an-hour (210-kilometer-an-hour) winds.

Hawaiian Translation: Makani Hele Uluulu


Example

hurricane andrea

The circling clouds of an intense low-pressure system sat off the southeast coast of the United States on May 8, 2007. Subtropical Storm Andrea became the first named storm of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season.


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