1. Did you know the word “hurricane” derived from Taino, Native American word, which means the of evil spirit of the wind.
2. Did you know Hurricanes are born from hot air over the sea and occur mostly in the Caribbean region.
3. Did you know the first hurricane to hit the American Colonies happened on August 25, 1635.
4. Did you know a hurricane could be up to 1,000 kilometers long. The eye does not reach 20 kilometers. In the hurricane, events can exceed 300 kilometers per hour. The eye is usually calmer.
5. Did you know the first hurricane with a male’s name was Hurricane Bob which hit near New Orleans in July 1979.
6. Did you know Hurricane season occurs between summer and fall, when the temperature of the Caribbean waters is higher. It ends with the arrival of winter in the northern hemisphere and the waters become less hot.
7. Did you know The country hardest hit by hurricanes is the United States. 100 years ago, a hurricane killed about 8,000 people in Galvestone, Texas.
8. Did you know The intensity of hurricanes is measured by the Saffir-Simpson scale, which ranges from 1 to 5. It was created in the late 1960s by American scientists Herbert Saffir and Robert Simpson.
9. Did you know The first person to baptize a hurricane with a name was an Australian meteorologist in the early twentieth century. He thought the phenomena should be named after politicians.
10. Did you know the naming system for tropical cyclones has been in existence since the 1950s. When it was created, the International Meteorological Organization intended to differentiate one from the other to facilitate public understanding and guidance.
11. Did you know The IMO usually creates six lists with 21 names in alphabetical order to be adopted during the annual cyclone / hurricane season.
12. Did you know Hurricanes disappear as the amount of water vapor that feeds them decreases.
13. Did you know Several hurricanes can occur at the same time.
14. Did you know The most expensive hurricane in United States history was Harvey, which hit Texas in August 2017. It turned into a tropical storm and parked over the region causing intermittent rainfall.
15. Did you know the deadliest tornado ever to be reported was St. Callisto, which struck the Caribbean in 1780. It is estimated to have made 27,500 fatalities. The second most deadly was Mitch, 1998. He killed 18,000 people in the Caribbean and Central America.
16. Did you know What killed the most in the United States was Galveston, which struck the country more than a century ago.
17. Did you know the hurricane with the longest distance traveled was the Ophelia of 1960. It traveled no less than 12,500 kilometers.
18. Did you know the first it would happens that anyone flew into a hurricane happened in the year 1943 during the middle World War II.
19. Did you know Hurricanes have male and female names, but at one point only female names were used.
20. Did you know Most hurricanes rage harmlessly in the sea.
21. Did you know Australians call hurricanes, willy-willies.
22. Did you know When a hurricane is especially devastating, its name is permanently retired and another name replaces it.
23. Did you know The New England Hurricane of 1938 is reported to have the fastest forward speed for a hurricane at 70 mph. The forward speed for an average hurricane is less than 20 mph.
24. Did you know Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean runs from June 1 to November 30.
25. Did you know A tropical storm is classified as a hurricane once winds go up to 74 miles per hour or higher.
26. Did you know Hurricanes are the only weather disasters that have been given their own names.
27. Did you know All hurricanes begin life in a warm moist atmosphere over tropical ocean waters.
28. Did you know An ordinary hurricane can dump 6 inches to a foot of rain across region.
29. Did you know The most brutal winds and heaviest rains take place in the eye wall, the ring of clouds and thunderstorms encompassing the eye.
30. Did you know Every second, a large hurricane releases the energy of 10 atomic bombs.
31. Did you know Hurricanes can also produce tornadoes. They are not as strong as regular tornadoes and last only a few minutes.
32. Did you know Slow moving hurricanes produce more rainfall and can cause more damage from flooding than faster-moving, more powerful hurricanes.
33. Did you know 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.
34. Did you know Most people who die in hurricanes are killed by the towering walls of sea water that comes inland.
35. Did you know In the Pacific Ocean, Hurricanes are generally known as typhoons. In the Indian Ocean they are called tropical cyclones.
36. Did you know A hurricane in Texas caused more than 140 twisters happens in 1967
37. Did you know The most awful hurricane damage is often caused by a storm surge. A storm surge is like a giant wall of water pushed onshore by hurricane winds.
38. Did you know The man who first gave names to hurricanes was an Australian weather forecaster named C. Wragge in the early 1900s.
39. Did you know The first hurricane of the year is given a name beginning with the letter “A”.
40. Did you know 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.
41. Did you know The planet Jupiter has a hurricane which has been going on for over 300 years. It can be seen as a red spot on the planet. This hurricane on Jupiter is bigger than the Earth itself.
42. Did you know Hurricanes didn’t start having boys’ names until 1979.
43. Did you know Most hurricanes die at sea when they pass over areas of cooler water.
44. Did you know in 1989, Hurricane Hugo completely destroyed several forests in South Carolina.
45. Did you know in 1971, Hurricane Ginger lasted for over three weeks.
46. Did you know in 1970, a hurricane in Pakistan killed more than 300,000 people.
47. Did you know In 1944, the US Navy’s Pacific fleet was crushed by Typhoon Cobra, which sank three destroyers and damaged many ships.
48. Did you know Bangladesh was a country that was created from a hurricane. In 1970, this region of Pakistan was struck by a cyclone and 500,000 people died.
49. Did you know Hurricanes do not occur in the South Atlantic Ocean, where the waters are too cold for them to form.
50. Did you know Plants have developed different ways of protecting themselves from powerful winds. Palm trees throw mainly in tropical parts of the world where hurricanes sometimes occur. Their flexible trunks bend and spring back in high winds but rarely break.
51. Did you know Taping your windows in preparation for a hurricane is a waste of time and money. Tape does not strengthening the glass. Flying debris will smash a taped window as if the tape wasn’t there.
52. Did you know Hurricane Fox was the first storm to be named in an official weather bureau advisory.
53. Did you know Two hurricanes were named Alice in 1954. One in June and one in December.