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  • Hurricane (weather) [r]: A large, destructive storm in the Western Hemisphere, comparable to cyclones in South Asia and typhoons in the Pacific; may have local tornadoes and higher winds, but the main concern is extensive flooding and winds up to 280 kmph/175 mph [e]
  • Tornado (weather) [r]: A localized type of storm with the highest winds known in nature, characteristically appearing as a funnel-shaped cloud, with damage areas ranging from very local to 1 mile wide and 50 miles long [e]