What is a hurricane?
A hurricane is a huge storm! It can be up to 900 kilometres across and have strong winds spiraling inward and upward at speeds of 150 to 300 kph. Each hurricane usually lasts for over a week, moving 30 kilometres per hour over the open ocean. Hurricanes rotate around an "eye". The center of the storm or "eye" is the calmest part. It has only light winds and fair weather. When they come onto land, the heavy rain, strong winds and large waves can damage buildings, trees and cars.