Hurricanes and typhoons are the same kind of storm that use different terms based on their geographic location.
- Hurricanes - Occur in the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific
- Typhoons - Occur in the Northwest Pacific
The American Red Cross provides disaster relief and assistance for both hurricanes and typhoons. While we’re most known for responding to hurricanes, typhoons impact U.S. territories in the Pacific including the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.