Climate is what you expect. Weather is what you get! Officially, a hurricane is a tropical cyclone with winds exceeding 74 miles per hour and if they are big & bad enuf.....they get to have their names retired. It's kind of like the Hurricane Hall of Fame. Hurricanes form in the Atlantic & Pacific Americas. Typhoons are hurricanes only in the western Pacific. Have been thru several hurricanes (2 in particular come to mind)........ Belle in '76 (ironically) & Gloria in '85! Both significant but inconsequential as far as personal damage was concerned. I remember quite vividly both 'eyes' passing directly overhead and that strange calm before the storm feeling.
Hurricane Belle was a real gum drop!
My wife and I owned 2 fudge shops (Laura's) on Long Beach Island, NJ......1 in Ship Bottom.....1 in Beach Haven....... 5 miles apart. Evacuating 100,000 people on an island 18 miles long & only 4 blocks wide, with one point on and off the island, will always be a significant challenge for LBIers!