Hurricanes and typhoons are scary! However, both these natural disasters are actually the same thing with different names. They form when warm, moist air rises and swirls over warm ocean waters. This makes for strong winds, rain, and flooding on coastlines. Hurricanes are made over the Atlantic Ocean, and typhoons form over the Northwest Pacific Ocean. These violent storms cause great damage with winds that can reach past 250 km per hour! Typhoons can last for a week, destroying crops, trees, and buildings.