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Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
Here's how these huge storms form.
Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?
Why just rebuild the Crescent City when we can reinvent it? Here, the complete plan for riding out a category-5 storm
With Hurricane Gustav, we're less than halfway through what scientists say will be a 17-storm season
An unmanned Global Hawk recon drone will join a team of aircraft--all equipped with advanced weather instrumentation--to observe the 2010 storm season closer than ever before
The islands almost never encounter storms like this
Winds up to 140 mph
Our models of where storms are going have gotten much better, but we can't really predict how strong they'll be once they get there.
The storms are far from over.
With brutal hurricanes on the rise, scientists turn to far-out technologies to fight them off
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“I'd like a Category 4 cyclone with a side of storm surge, to stay, please”