Tornadoes and Hurricanes have little in common. As a hurricane hits land the conditions are likely for tornado formation. A hurricane lifetime is measured in days, while tornadoes typically last for minutes. Heavy rain is associated with hurricanes. This is what can affect areas hundreds of miles away from the hurricanes. During the landfall of the hurricane it is not uncommon to get 5 to 10 inches of rain. If the storm is large and moving slowly rainfall can be more excessive. Intense flooding will also occur with this amount of rain.