A new normal is taking shape as a warming planet is changing hurricane behaviors and patterns.
Research over the last decade has shown alarming trends resulting in more destructive hurricanes. Global trends suggest hurricanes are getting stronger, moving more slowly over land, and deviating farther north and south of the equator.
With these changes come stronger winds, increased flooding, and risks posed to cities that historically have not been hit by these types of storms.
Also known as tropical cyclones or typhoons, hurricanes are low-pressure storm systems that form over warm ocean water and can strengthen to massive sizes, bringing with them heavy rain, intense wind and storm surges. They can even spawn tornadoes.
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