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Nov 8, 2013 — When it comes to what you call a particular tropical cyclone, it's really a matter of location, location, location.
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Sep 15, 2013 — From the east and the west, two storm systems are closing in on Mexico, bringing strong winds and heavy rains. Hurricane Ingrid is moving toward the country's east coast in the Gulf of Mexico; Tropical Storm Manuel is closing in on the southwest coast in the Pacific Ocean.
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Apr 11, 2013 — When a storm is so deadly that using the name again would be insensitive, a replacement is found. Sandy, which hit the Caribbean and the U.S. last fall, left behind nearly 150 dead and more than $50 billion in damages.
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Oct 30, 2012 — Already deadly, Sandy has caused multiple deaths and left millions without power. Now the hurricane-turned-superstorm is spreading over much of New York State as it heads toward Ontario, Quebec and northern New England.
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Oct 29, 2012 — We've pulled together a selection of storm-tracking maps, graphics and animations from across the web to help keep you abreast of the storm's developments.
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Oct 26, 2012 — "We're not trying to hype it," National Weather Service meteorologist Paul Kocin tells Bloomberg News. "What we're seeing in some of our models is a storm at an intensity that we have not seen in this part of the country in the past century."
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Oct 25, 2012 — The hurricane is moving up from the South. A winter storm is coming from the West. Cold air is moving down from the North. Next Monday to Wednesday could be tough for much of the Mid-Atlantic, New England and Eastern Canada. Remember the "perfect storm?"
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Sep 13, 2011 — It's very unusual for so many disasters to have hit so many states in a single year. The only ones not on the list: Michigan and South Carolina.
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