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‘Very dangerous’: Cyclone Veronica to bring 4m storm surge to northern WA

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Mar
24

Residents in Western Australia’s far north are bracing for dangerous storm surges caused by Cyclone Veronica, while Northern Territory residents are slowly returning home as ex-cyclone Trevor circles back towards Queensland. Trevor crossed the mainland as a category 4 storm on Sunday morning.

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Cyclone Idai called worst humanitarian crisis in Mozambique

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Mar
20

When Cyclone Idai, a devastating tropical storm, swept across southeastern Africa on Thursday, it killed at least 150 people, displaced hundreds of thousands and left Beira, a coastal city of a half-million people in central Mozambique, almost totally destroyed.

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Why Cyclone Idai was so destructive

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Mar
19

The storm that battered Mozambique and its neighbors in Africa followed a winding path.

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After Major Hurricanes, Communities Are Building Back Bigger, Not Smarter

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In the aftermath of major coastal storms, the mantra to “build back better” is often touted repeatedly in rebuilding strategies, with promises to construct resilient houses more capable of surviving the next storm. But a new study of five American coastal communities finds that homes are actually being built back bigger, not better, after catastrophic weather events, dwarfing the structures that were lost…

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North Topsail Beach, NC: before and after hurricane Florence

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Nov
12

Topsail Beach is an engineered beach, which gives it greater access to recovery funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is facing an expense of about $6.4 million for Florence repair to the berms. Full beach restoration will cost about $17 million.

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Emergency declared in typhoon-ravaged Northern Mariana

In just 30 hours from October 23-24, 2018, a tropical storm in the western Pacific Ocean exploded into a category 5 super typhoon. Super Typhoon Yutu has tied Super Typhoon Mangkhut as the strongest storm on Earth this year.

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Remote Hawaiian Island Wiped Off The Map

East Island was destroyed by storm surge from Hurricane Walaka, which roared through the northwestern Hawaiian Islands as a powerful Category 3 storm this month. “This event is confronting us with what the future could look like,” one federal scientist said about the loss of East Island.

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Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexico’s Pacific coast

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Oct
23

Hurricane Willa, a fierce Category 3 storm, closed in on Mexico’s Pacific coast Tuesday with 120 mph winds, prompting more than 4,000 evacuations in coastal towns.

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Hurricane Willa Strengthens Into a Category 5 in Eastern Pacific

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Oct
22

Hurricane Willa has intensified into a Category 5 in the eastern Pacific Ocean and will threaten Mexico with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge and flooding rainfall as it makes landfall on Tuesday.

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