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Tag: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical cyclone Yvette forecast to hit Western Australian coast

Tropical cyclone Yvette forecast to hit Western Australian coast

Tropical Cyclone Yvette, the first to hit Australia this season, is currently building strength in the Indian Ocean 700km northwest of Karratha, Western Australia, and is due to make landfall over the Christmas weekend.

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Record-breaking Hurricane Otto transit Central America, eye intact

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

Cyclonic Storm in the Mediterranean

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

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

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

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

Typhoon Haima slams Philippines in second storm in a week

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

Rare Hurricane Hits Bermuda

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?

Why Are Storm Surges So Deadly?

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

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

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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