Fascinating Hurricane Facts
- The term "hurricane" came from the Taino Native American word "hurucane" which means evil spirit wind. The term "hurricane" came from the Taino Native American word
- The term hurricane is only used in North America. Everywhere else in the world calls them tropical cyclones, except Asia where they are called Typhoons.
- At least 40% of hurricanes that happen in the US occur in Florida.
- Every hurricane is given a name. They are named in alphabetical order. So the first hurricane of the year will always start with the letter A.
- Every second, a hurricane releases the same amount of energy as 10 atomic bombs.
- The first man who every named a hurricane was an Australian weather man named C Wragge in the early 1900s.
- The first time recorded that someone flew into a hurricane was in 1943 during World War 2.
- All hurricanes begin life in warm moist areas over tropical oceans.
- The planet Jupiter has a hurricane that is bigger than the Earth itself and has been spinning for over 300 years.
SERVPRO of Morris/Ottawa hopes you enjoyed these interesting facts as much as we did.