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Record-breaking Hurricane Otto transit Central America, eye intact

Otto was a storm that made history — for its intensity so late in the year, for where it struck and for where it traveled.

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Cyclonic Storm in the Mediterranean

News
Nov
5

The shape of this storm resembles something you would more often see spinning over the Pacific or Atlantic oceans. Some of these storms over the Mediterranean have had characteristics similar to hurricanes, earning them the name “Medicanes,” a mash-up of the words “Mediterranean” and “hurricane.”.

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Before and After Photos: SE Beach Dunes Lost to Hurricane Matthew

Erosion, News
Nov
2

New low-altitude aerial photos of Southeastern beaches taken before and after Hurricane Matthew passed offshore show a new storm-cut inlet, and roads, dunes and structures lost. Hurricane Matthew’s storm surge and waves overwashed about 15 percent of the sand dunes on Florida’s Atlantic coast, 30 percent along Georgia’s coastline, and 42 percent of dunes on South Carolina’s sandy beaches.

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Scientists find link between tropical storms, decline of river deltas

A change in the patterns of tropical storms is threatening the future of the Mekong River delta in Vietnam, research shows, indicating a similar risk to other deltas around the world.

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Typhoon Haima slams Philippines in second storm in a week

News
Oct
19

Officials in the Philippines warned that Typhoon Haima, which made landfall late Wednesday, could be even stronger than Haiyan in 2013.

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Rare Hurricane Hits Bermuda

News
Oct
13

Hurricane Nicole roared across Bermuda on Thursday, pummeling the resort island with winds up to 115 mph

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Why Are Storm Surges So Deadly?

Inform
Oct
12

Hurricanes can be deadly, but it’s typically not the wind from these powerful storms that causes the highest number of fatalities. Rather, storm surges caused by hurricanes are “often the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane,” according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

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Flooding death toll climbs to 19 in North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew

News
Oct
12

The swollen Neuse River — cutting through coastal flatlands south of Greenville — underscores the flood threats facing parts of the state for the coming days even as rescue teams try to move people out of danger…

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Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in South Carolina

News
Oct
8

Category 1 Hurricane Matthew made landfall late Saturday morning over South Carolina’s central coast, and the storm’s sea surges and rainfall appeared poised to threaten life.

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