A reader named Susan, perhaps anticipating the anniversary of Katrina, wrote us wanting to know:
Why are they called hurricanes over here and typhoons in China? Can a typhoon happen here? I know a "super typhoon" hit Guam a few years back; what made it super?
1. Hurricanes vs typhoons -- what's the difference? Location, location, location. Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones are all basically the same thing, according to NOAA, but they're called various terms based on where they strike. Tropical... READ ON