Hurricanes What Is A Hurricane? Hurricanes are intense tropical cyclones with a maximum sustained speed of at least 65 knots (74mph). Hurricanes form in the warm waters of the world. In the Eastern Pacific they are called typhoons. In the Indian Ocean they’re called cyclones.
If the wave develops circulation and reaches winds of 35knots( 39mph ) they are tropical storms and named.By Any Other Name
In the US our warning system is so good that people along the coast know when the storm is coming.
In many parts of the world people may not know to leave.