The title, “Hurricane Hits England,” lets the reader know that the poem will describe a hurricane that unexpectedly arrives off the English coast. Hurricanes and other tropical storms are familiar features of the Caribbean (where the poet and, readers can reasonably assume, the speaker of the poem, is from), but are very rare in England.
The speaker says that it took this hurricane-like storm to help her feel closer to the English “landscape.” In other words, the speaker has felt alienated from the English landscape up to this point, and the hurricane—a reminder of the speaker's homeland—helps her feel more connected to her new country.
These opening lines are filled with crisp consonance that adds intensity to the speaker's language: note the sharp /k/ sounds of "took," "hurricane," "closer," and "landscape."
Also note how, in this opening stanza of the poem, the speaker refers to herself in the third person, as “her” and “she.” This third-person point of view suggests that the speaker is still somewhat alienated from herself and her surroundings; she describes herself as though from the outside. As the storm unfolds over the course of the poem, though, this point of view will shift, demonstrating the sense of belonging and self-identity that the speaker finds through the storm.