Hurricanes and Typhoons

An intense tropical cyclone has different labels depending upon where it occurs. In the Atlantic and in the northeast and north-central Pacific it it is called a hurricane. In the northwest Pacific it is called a typhoon. Elsewhere it is usually referred to as a tropical cyclone. Other than the name, there are no differences. I have experienced several hurricanes. The first was in the summer or fall of 1944. The worst was Hazel in October 1954. My only typhoon was on July 4, 1953, my very first day in Korea.

Hurricane or typhoon, it’s not a pleasant experience.

No more, thank you.

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