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hurricane

noun adversity, calamity, catastrophe, disaster, flood, natural disaster, rain, rain and wind storm, rainstorm, serious calamity, storm, tragedy, upheaval
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One idea constituted his consciousness: SO THIS WAS A HURRICANE.
The height of the hurricane endured from eleven at night till three in the morning, and it was at eleven that the tree in which clung Mapuhi and his women snapped off.
At three in the morning the backbone of the hurricane broke.
Without doubt he had been well fed since the hurricane.
The travellers took one last look at the trees of the oasis bowing to the force of the hurricane, and soon, catching the wind at two hundred feet above the ground, disappeared in the gloom.
Rajah Muda Saffir, caught by the hurricane the preceding night as he had been about to beat across to Borneo, had scurried for shelter within one of the many tiny coves which indent the island's entire coast.
No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onwards, like a hurricane, in the first enthusiasm of success.
Bounderby, by this time blowing a hurricane, 'because we will, I tell you
They had been already nine weeks at sea, and had met with another terrible storm, after the hurricane was over, which had blown them quite out of their knowledge to the westward, and in which they lost their masts.
There was a youth and his mother and a maid-servant on board, who were passengers, and thinking the ship was ready to sail, unhappily came on board the evening before the hurricane began; and having no provisions of their own left, they were in a more deplorable condition than the rest: for the seamen being reduced to such an extreme necessity themselves, had no compassion, we may be sure, for the poor passengers; and they were, indeed, in such a condition that their misery is very hard to describe.
Gray of the university's Department of Atmospheric Science to call for 18 named storms, nine hurricanes and four major hurricanes of Category 3 (sustained winds of at least 11 mph) during the hurricane season.
Risk Management Solutions (RMS) reports that the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane season had the second highest number of hurricanes since records began in 1851.