A tropical cyclone, also called a hurricane, is a rapidly rotating, low-pressure, storm system with strong winds.
It has a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rains and depending on its location and strength, it may have a different name.
Other names are hurricane in the USA, typhoon in Asia, tropical storm, cyclonic storm, tropical depression, and simply cyclone.
Recently, tropical cyclone (or hurricane) Keni struck Fiji, causing floods as well as damaging homes, knocking trees and capsizing boats.
More or less 18,000 people were evacuated due to massive flooding in the affected areas.
In the US, Katrina caused over a thousand deaths and more than 100 billion USD in damages.
Last 2013, super typhoon Yolanda hit Philippines. It left thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced.