Curacao is one of those islands that is generally not hit by hurricanes. Curacao tends to be warmer than usual on the island during hurricane season. That's because the hurricanes elsewhere take all the wind, with the result that there is less wind here, which causes additional heat. The last hurricane that struck Curacao was in September 23, 1877. As no official names of hurricanes were given during that time, this heavy storm was known locally as Hurricane "Tecla" or "Orkan Grandi" (meaning big hurricane in the Papiamento language).