A tropical storm with winds that have reached a constant speed of 74 miles per hour or more.
What is the Difference Between a Hurricane and a Typhoon?
They are called hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and eastern Pacific Ocean. But once you go west across the International Dateline and into the western Pacific Ocean, they're called typhoons.
Know the Terms
Tropical Depression - A rotary circulation of clouds with winds up to 38 miles per hour.
Tropical Storm - A rotary circulation of clouds with winds between 39-73 miles per hour.
Hurricane/Typhoon Watch - Issued when there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 48 hours or less.
Hurricane/Typhoon Warning - Issued when hurricane conditions are expected in 36 hours or less.
Storm Surge - A huge dome of water pushed on shore by either a hurricane or typhoon. When coupled with high tide, the storm surge will be the tide and surge combined.
HURCON - Hurricane Condition.
TCCOR - Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness.
Actions to Consider
Did You Know...
Hurricanes are named to help us identify and track them as they move across the ocean. For Atlantic Ocean hurricanes, the names may be French, Spanish, or English, since these are the major languages bordering the Atlantic Ocean where the storms occur. Sometimes names are "retired" if a hurricane has had a significant impact.
Tornadoes and flooding can also occur during this event. Please review information on "tornadoes" and "floods".
Contact your local or Installation's Office of Emergency Management for more information.
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