A hurricane is a severe tropical storm with high winds and heavy rain. When a hurricane comes through your town, you should board up the windows and stay inside.

  • Pronunciation: /ˈhʌrɪkən/
  • English Description: a storm that has very strong fast winds and that moves over water
  • Chinese Translation: 暴风雨(Bao4 Feng1 Yu3)
  • Spanish Translation: huracán
  • STORY: Hurricanes have sustained winds that rotate in a circle, which is why they are often referred to as cyclones. The worst hurricane in recent years in America was Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans in 2005 and devastated the city. The word hurricane comes from the Spanish word huracan. Interestingly, the Old English dictionary has 39 spellings for the word based on English-Spanish-Portuguese hybrids.


  • On the heels of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, we realized bad things could happen anywhere.Science Magazine May 15, 2015

  • Forecasters have already predicted a below average Atlantic hurricane season.

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