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Some methods that people have suggested for preventing, or stopping, a hurricane--and why they might not work
Wind speed isn't everything.
Here's how these huge storms form.
This might be the best article you've ever read on the subject.
Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
At 20 feet below sea level, new orleans is a prime target. An ambitious new levee system would decrease the risk
Bees show off their personalities with their willingness to explore
It exploded from a tropical storm to a category five in just 27 hours.
The islands almost never encounter storms like this
Why just rebuild the Crescent City when we can reinvent it? Here, the complete plan for riding out a category-5 storm
3:18 p.m.: 8.5 million homes are without power. That represents 7 percent of the U.S. population.
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.
“I'd like a Category 4 cyclone with a side of storm surge, to stay, please”
The storms are far from over.
Satellites provide a safe and accurate alternative.
A lot of meteorological terms will be thrown around for the next few days. We're here to define them so you can understand what's going on. Welcome to the Dictionary of Hurricane Sandy.
Self-medication is only the start.
As the first potentially deadly hurricane of the season nears the Gulf Coast, government employees are working around the clock to monitor it and issue warnings. And they're doing it for free, because of the government shutdown.
An MIT doctoral project helps evacuate disaster sites intelligently