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Insurer Says Miami is Even More Vulnerable to Hurricanes Like Andrew

Almost 25 years have passed since a Category 5 hurricane struck south of Miami, and the city’s vulnerability to catastrophic storm damage has grown exponentially, according to a new insurance underwriters’ analysis. At the time, Hurricane Andrew was the most …

Clues to Present Storms Can be Found in Hurricanes From 3M Years Ago

Studying hurricane and tropical storm development from three million years ago might give today’s forecasters a good blueprint for 21st century storms, says a team of international researchers that includes a Texas A&M University atmospheric sciences professor. Robert Korty, associate …

More Than 6.6M Homes at Risk of Hurricane Storm Surge Damage This Year

With more than 6.6 million homes on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts at risk of hurricane storm surge in 2015, CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, estimates the total reconstruction cost value (RCV) at nearly $1.5 …

Climate Change Affecting Frequency, Intensity of Hurricanes

Climate change may be the driving force behind fewer, yet more powerful hurricanes and tropical storms, says a Florida State geography professor. In a paper published today by Nature Climate Change, Professor Jim Elsner and his former graduate student Namyoung …

South Carolina Governor Compares Ice Storm to Hurricane

Gov. Nikki Haley says this week’s ice and snow storm has devastated parts of South Carolina worse than a hurricane. The Republican governor said Friday her driving tour of downtown Aiken made her understand why the storm left 350,000 people …

CoreLogic Report Highlights Significant U.S. Natural Disasters in 2013

A record low number of natural hazard events and unusual sinkhole activity were the highlights of 2013, according to CoreLogic, a residential property information, analytics and services provider. The company released its annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis detailing …

The Difference Between a Hurricane, Cyclone and Typhoon

A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday and moved out to the South China Sea: HURRICANE? CYCLONE? TYPHOON? They’re all the same, officially tropical cyclones. But they just use distinctive terms for a storm in different parts of the …

12 Strange Weather Features of Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy set several records and was unusual in even more ways. Here are 12 strange weather features of Sandy: 1. SIZE: With tropical-storm-force winds that extended for 1,000 miles, Sandy was the largest Atlantic system on record. However, meteorologists …

How Sandy Went From ‘Boring’ to Killer Superstorm

It was the moment a run-of-the-mill hurricane mutated into a monster named Sandy. Paradoxically, it was the same time Sandy lost much of its wind power, dropping from a hurricane to a tropical storm. It was a Friday night and …

Tropical Storm Karen to Bring Flooding Rain to U.S. Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Karen may bring more than 7 inches (18 centimeters) of rain, isolated tornadoes and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast, where it is expected to go ashore over the weekend, forecasters said. Karen, with top sustained winds …