A hurricane is also known as a tropical cyclone. This is considered to be bigger than a storm. It can affect a rather large area when it hits different places. The reason why this is considered to be more dangerous than a storm is because it is strong.
The maximum sustained winds can be enough to knock-out various homes in the areas that it hits because of the very strong winds. Hurricanes are considered to be violent. It is one of the reasons why some houses, especially those in hurricane-prone areas, would have basements. This will ensure that people can be protected while the hurricanes are taking place. People can stay inside the basement for a certain period of time.