Hurricane, which is a Caribbean Indian word for
"evil spirit and big wind", is a large rotating
system of oceanic tropical origin with sustained
surface winds of at least 74 mph somewhere in the
storm. These storms occur worldwide, and are
called different names in different places. In the
Northwest Pacific they are called typhoons. Around
Australia, they are called severe tropical
cyclones, in the United States -
Each year is different in
hurricane count, but the most hurricanes that have
ever happened in one year in the Atlantic Basin
are 12, the least was 2. The Eastern Pacific Ocean
has as many as 14 hurricanes a year. The least
recorded was 4.
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