HURRICANE, n. An atmospheric demonstration once very common but now
generally abandoned for the tornado and cyclone. The hurricane is
still in popular use in the West Indies and is preferred by certain
old-fashioned sea-captains. It is also used in the construction of
the upper decks of steamboats, but generally speaking, the hurricane's
usefulness has outlasted it.
"The worst of all natural disasters has to be the one that contains several of them in one: the hurricane. It's windy, it's rainy, it has tornados with sharks in it! Not to mention the flooding aftermath. It's brutal. The one silver lining is that they're never sudden. You'd have to be a complete idiot (eg the Mayor of New Orleans) to not see one coming."