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Nearly 7 million US homes at hurricane risk this season: Report

More than 6.8 million homes on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are at risk of damage from hurricane storm surges, with a total reconstruction cost value of more than $1.5 trillion, according to CoreLogic’s 2016 Storm Surge Report.

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U.S. expects more hurricanes as tropical storm brews off East Coast

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May
28

U.S. meteorologists predicted the number of storms in the upcoming hurricane season will increase from years of below-average levels, as a weather system brewed off the East Coast.

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Cyclone Roanu: Half a million flee in Bangladesh

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May
22

Cyclone Roanu has pounded coastal areas of Bangladesh, forcing half a million people to flee their homes. It made landfall at noon local time (06:00 GMT) on Saturday, causing floods, landslides and submerging homes.

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Cyclone Fantala, Indian Ocean

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Apr
20

In a year with one of the strongest El NiƱos ever observed and the hottest air temperatures on record, Cyclone Fantala, drifting northeast of Madagascar, just became the most potent cyclone ever recorded in the Indian Ocean.

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Downed Ships Reveal Hurricane History

Ancient Spanish shipwrecks and tree-ring data have revealed an unusual low in Hurricane activity during the “golden age of piracy,” new research suggests. The new data could also help researchers understand how hurricane patterns will change as the climate warms.

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Massive category 5 tropical Cyclone Winston leaves trail of destruction across Fiji

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Feb
20

Authorities in Fiji are assessing the damage after the Pacific nation was hit by the most powerful cyclone in its history, with reports of widespread devastation.

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Strong Cyclone Winston Threatens Fiji

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Feb
19

Residents of the South Pacific island nation of Fiji are bracing for landfall from an intense tropical cyclone. Forecasters warned that the storm known as Winston could arrive on the main island of Viti Levu with sustained category 4 winds. It could be the strongest storm to cross the island since local meteorological records were first kept in 1941.

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Tropical Cyclone Stan: West Australian coast braces for destructive winds; red alert issued

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Jan
30

West Australian residents in the north-west Pilbara region are bracing for potentially damaging wind gusts and heavy rain as Tropical Cyclone Stan makes landfall early on Sunday morning.

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Unusual North Atlantic Hurricane Alex

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Jan
14

According to the National Hurricane Center, Alex is the first hurricane to form in the month of January since 1938. Alex is also the first North Atlantic hurricane thriving in January since Alice of 1955, which formed on Dec. 30, 1954. On the forecast track, the center of Alex will move near or over portions of the Azores Friday morning, Jan. 15.

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