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HURRICANE Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

A storm of great violence or intensity, of which the particularcharacteristic is the high velocity of the wind. There is naturally no exact measure todistinguish between an ordinary storm and a hurricane, but the wind should reach avelocity of at least 50 or GO miles an hour to be called by the latter name, or, asexpressed in some of the cases, it should be sufficient to “throw down buildings.” Ahurricane is properly a circular storm in the nature of a cyclone. See Pel ican Ins. Co. v.Troy Co-op. Ass’n, 77 Tex. 225, 13 S. W. 9S0; Queen Ins. Co. v. Hudnut Co., 8 Ind.App. 22, 35 N. E. 397; Tyson v. Union Mut. Fire & Storm Co., 2 Montg. Co. Law Bep’r (Pa.) 17.


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