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Frankenstorm Is Coming: Latest Updates and Some Helpful Tips

Frankenstorm—a nickname for the potential combination of current Category 1 Hurricane Sandy and other storm systems in the North Atlantic and over the continental United States—is almost here, and for much of the East Coast, that means it’s time to get ready for lots and lots of rain, wind, snow and general meteorological mayhem.

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5 Hurricanes That Are Actually Pretty Cool

 

1. The Cocktail: This New Orleans drink made from rum and fruit juices was invented by Pat O’Brien in the 1940s. Interestingly, O’Brien only concocted it because he needed to get rid of a lot of excess rum. He even gave them away for free to visiting sailors. The drink is now a staple of Mardi Gras and Cajun-flavored parties across the country.

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Radney Foster Teams Up With the American Red Cross to Help Hurricane Isaac Victims [VIDEO]

It’s been nearly two months since Hurricane Isaac devastated Louisiana now singer, songwriter and producer Radney Foster has teamed up with The American Red Cross to help those hurricane victims in need. The monies raised from the sale of his video 'Louisana Blue' will go directly to help the people affected by Isaac. Here are the details.

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Do We Need a New Hurricane-Rating System?

Weather-industry insiders feel that the Saffir-Simpson Scale, which rates hurricane strength on a scale of Category 1 (weakest) through 5 (strongest), is inadequate.

Some say changes need to be made, since the current system doesn't include enough information about the storm, that it only denotes wind speed. It reveals little detail about the tidal surge, which is what actually causes the most deaths and damage.

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What’s the Difference Between a Hurricane, a Cyclone and a Typhoon?

We're in the middle of hurricane season, so we spend a lot of time listening to meteorologists geek out about storm systems and weather patterns. They get that excited, yet appropriately concerned, look in their eyes as they chatter on about tropical cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes. But are the systems they're talking about all the same thing, or is there a difference? And what about tornadoes?

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5 Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Home

As Hurricane Isaac recently demonstrated, hurricane season is in full swing, and even a storm with a low rating on the severity scale can do serious damage. That’s why, if you live in a hurricane zone, you should always be making improvements to your home to make it more hurricane-resistant.

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Raw Videos Show the Power of Hurricane Isaac [VIDEOS]

Despite recently weakening to a tropical storm, the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Isaac continue through Wednesday afternoon. The storm has dumped more than ten inches of rain across the area and left at least 725,000 homes without power.

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Weatherman Discovers Tebowing Is Our Best Defense Against Hurricane Isaac

When an earthquake hits, crawl under furniture. When a flood hits, get to higher ground. And when Hurricane Isaac hits, Tebow. That’s right, it looks like that iconic internet sensation known as Tebowing is one of our best defenses against harsh winds and rain.

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Try our Hurricane Drinking Game To Make Horrible Weather Fun

Summer is one of our favorite times to booze. There’s nothing like cracking open a beer on the beach, or sipping on a whiskey on the back porch in a T-shirt and shorts. Though our favorite season is beginning to wane, east coasters are still smack in the middle of hurricane season, which runs from June 1- November 30th.

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National Weather Service Releases 2012 Hurricane Predictions [VIDEO]

May 27- June 2, is national Hurricane Preparedness Week. To help Texans better understand and prepare for the hurricane season especially in hurricane-prone areas, videos and audio public service announcements featuring NOAA hurricane experts and the FEMA administrator, are being made available in both English and Spanish. Are you ready for hurricane season?

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