The hurricane takes two critical states, Virginia and New Hampshire, off the campaign trail this week.
Similar concerns surfaced after 9/11, hurricane Katrina, and disasters in Haiti.
hurricane Sandy had helped reelect Barack Obama by giving him a chance to be a president.
If you expect Congress to take some action in the wake of hurricane Sandy, guess again.
The book tells the story of how hurricane Katrina affected the lives of seven survivors in New Orleans.
If only it had been earlier in the season, not the very hush before the hurricane!
The rain, falling in a deluge, was driven by a wind like a hurricane.
The point where he located was about half way between the base and top of hurricane Hill.
If the hurricane swept away our tent, I dont know where we should find it again.
But, on reaching the lower air, the huge balloon was caught in what proved to be almost a hurricane.
1550s, a partially deformed adoptation from Spanish huracan (Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdés, "Historia General y Natural de las Indias," 1547-9), furacan (in the works of Pedro Mártir De Anghiera, chaplain to the court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella and historian of Spanish explorations), from an Arawakan (W. Indies) word. In Portuguese, it became furacão. For confusion of initial -f- and -h- in Spanish, see hacienda. The word is first in English in Richard Eden's "Decades of the New World":
These tempestes of the ayer (which the Grecians caule Tiphones ...) they caule furacanes.OED records 39 different spellings, mostly from the late 16c., including forcane, herrycano, harrycain, hurlecane. Modern form became frequent from 1650, established after 1688. Shakespeare uses hurricano ("King Lear," "Troilus and Cressida"), but in reference to waterspouts.
A severe, rotating tropical storm with heavy rains and cyclonic winds exceeding 74 mi (119 km) per hour, especially such a storm occurring in the Northern Hemisphere. Hurricanes originate in the tropical parts of the Atlantic Ocean or the Caribbean Sea and move generally northward. They lose force when they move over land or colder ocean waters. See Note at cyclone.