Hurricanes

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counterclockwise
describes the direction of hurricane winds in the Northern Hemisphere (north of the equator)
evacuate
to leave a threatened area
eye
peaceful center of the hurricane
gust
sudden increase in wind
hurricane
a tropical storm that has winds over 74 miles per hour
Katrina
a hurricane in 2005 that was very costly and deadly
QUXYZ
letters not used for hurricane names
retired
when a hurricane is costly or deadly
spiral
shape of hurricane
storm surge
unusually high rise in the level of ocean during a hurricane that can create a wall of water
typhoon
hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean