"But mark my words, the day is coming when I will no longer have to skulk about the shadowed streets like some outcast! And more, those who hunted me now will soon flee from my vengeance and my power" -- Hurricane (Albert Potter).
For other characters called Hurricane see: Makkari, Harry Kane, Hurricane
Albert was a meteorologist who studied how to deactivate hurricanes. He failed many times and soon was fired from his job. He took his machine that deactivated hurricanes and tried to release it into one. The machine backfired and engulfed Albert in its energy. The Nethergods rebuilt Albert into a weapon to use against Captain Britain, pawn of their foe Merlyn. He soon became Hurricane.
Albert has increased strength, stamina, agility and intellect. He made a battlesuit that protects him from mostly all forms of conventional injury. The suit also allows him to generate both extremely high velocity winds [strong enough to become hurricanes] and force blasts. He has the ability to fly at speeds of 200 mph, if not greater.
His suit allows him to generate other weather controlling effects such as generating lightning and hail. He could also absorb energy based blast and project them as well. Albert also possessed some mind-control abilities.
The Ultimate universe version of Hurricane is a member of the Liberators. A North-Korean Woman with super-speed powers gained through surgery and designed to counter Quicksilver. She participates in the U. S. invasion and then in the search for the president. She starts beating Hawkeye when she is charged and speeds superior to Mach 10 by an enraged and recently-awakened Quicksilver until she dissolves.