ORIGIN: Hurricane was incorporated in 1888. It was named after Hurricane Creek (established in 1774) which received its title following the discovery of an area where, many years prior, giant trees had been blown over by the work of a great storm or tornado.
POPULATION: 6,335 (according to 2008 Census estimate)
MAYOR: Scott Edwards
CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: Reggie Billups, Lana Call, Donald Chaney, Brian Ellis and Patty Hager. Linda Gibson, recorder.
CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS: First Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building at 3255 Teays Valley Road.
CITY HALL: 3255 Teays Valley Road, 304-562-5988
POLICE: Hurricane Police Department, 304-562-9911
FIRE: Hurricane Fire Department 304-562-5663
AMBULANCE: Putnam County Emergency Medical Services
TRASH COLLECTION: Cummings Collections, Waste Management of West Virginia
AREA IN MILES: 2.96
BOUNDARIES: Hurricane is located between Teays Valley and Culloden and is roughly 26 miles west of Charleston and 28 miles east of Huntington, the two largest cities in West Virginia.
SCHOOL DISTRICT: Putnam County Schools -- Conner Street Elementary, Hurricane High, Hurricane Middle, Hurricane Town Elementary, Lakeside Elementary, West Teays Elementary and the new elementary in Teays Valley awaiting a formal name.
ZIP CODE: 25526
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Teays Valley Taxi, Tri-State Transit Authority