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Tropical Storm Bolaven, once a massive typhoon, left at least 16 people dead in South Korea after pummeling the country with heavy wind and rain as it moved along its coast, the authorities said Wednesday.

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Keep a hurricane preparation checklistupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 20:56:00

In areas where hurricanes can strike, it's a good idea to have a closet or an area set aside for storm preparedness storage. There, you can keep items you'll need in case disaster strikes suddenly or you need to evacuate.

31 Chinese fishermen missing after boat capsizes in Typhoon Bolavenupdated: Mon Aug 27 2012 19:52:00

Rescuers searched typhoon-swept waters off South Korea's Jeju Island Tuesday for 31 Chinese fishermen missing in the wake of Typhoon Bolaven, a ferocious storm that headed for the Korean Peninsula after making landfall on Okinawa.

6 mobile apps for tracking Hurricane Isaacupdated: Mon Aug 27 2012 16:58:00

For those of us who live inland, hurricane-tracking seems more a curious indulgence, but if you live along the coastal regions in a hurricane zone, keeping tabs on these atmospheric leviathans is paramount.

Massive Typhoon Bolaven slams Okinawa, heads for Koreasupdated: Sun Aug 26 2012 20:08:00

A massive typhoon crossed over Okinawa on Sunday, bringing winds more ferocious than even the typhoon-weary Japanese island has seen in decades.

Tracking Tropical Storm Isaacupdated: Sun Aug 26 2012 17:11:00

CNN's Jennifer Delgado details the latest track Tropical Storm Isaac could take through the Gulf of Mexico.

Isaac on verge of becoming hurricane, watch extends to Louisianaupdated: Sun Aug 26 2012 17:11:00

As Tropical Storm Isaac moved quickly through the Straits of Florida on Sunday, coastal communities in Florida issued mandatory evacuations and Republicans delayed the start of their national convention.

Tropical Storm Isaac lashes Haiti; Florida under hurricane warningupdated: Sat Aug 25 2012 05:52:00

Tropical Storm Isaac lashed Haiti early Saturday, bringing gale-force winds and potential flooding to a nation where hundreds of thousands still live in tent cities following a 2010 earthquake.

Tropical Storm Isaac strengthens as it nears Haitiupdated: Sat Aug 25 2012 02:41:00

Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened slightly as it churned toward Haiti on Friday, threatening an already vulnerable nation with gale-force winds, pounding rain and the potential for life-threatening floods.

Tropical storm Isaac nears Haitiupdated: Sat Aug 25 2012 02:41:00

CNN's Gary Tuchman talks to people on the ground who aren't going anywhere as the tropical storm gets closer and closer.

Haiti sits in path of strengthening Isaacupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 21:06:00

As Tropical Storm Isaac swirls in the Caribbean -- becoming more powerful mile by mile -- it threatens to unleash disaster once again on vulnerable and often unaware Haitians by Friday night.

Tropical Storm Isaac is a concern as GOP convention nearsupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 22:58:00

Tropical Storm Isaac continued its westward path Wednesday, placing officials on alert from Puerto Rico to Guantanamo Bay to Florida, where it could pose a threat to the GOP convention next week.

Hurricane Gordon makes landfall in Azores updated: Mon Aug 20 2012 17:54:00

Hurricane Gordon churned across the eastern Azores early Monday after making landfall on the northern Atlantic islands, forecasters said.

Helene weakens to tropical depressionupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 13:30:00

Helene weakened into a tropical depression Saturday after making landfall in Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said.

Tropical Storm Ernesto nearing 2nd landfallupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 15:31:00

Tropical storm Ernesto skirted the Mexican coast Thursday with top winds of 60 miles an hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Ernesto weakens, but new strength forecastupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 20:18:00

Despite weakening, Tropical Storm Ernesto poured heavy rains Wednesday on Mexico and portions of Central America, the National Hurricane Center said.

Typhoon Haikui strikes east coast of Chinaupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 05:55:00

Typhoon Haikui slammed into the east coast of China on Wednesday morning, pummeling the area around the business metropolis of Shanghai with heavy wind and rain.

25 people rescued after China typhoonupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 05:55:00

Twenty-five people were rescued on Saturday in the typhoon-hit northeast Liaoning Province, the local media reported.

Hurricane Ernesto nears Yucatan Peninsulaupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 20:52:00

Packing maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, Hurricane Ernesto strengthened as it closed in Tuesday on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, the National Hurricane Center said.

Tropical Storm Ernesto breezes past Jamaica; Florence weakensupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 00:11:00

Tropical Storm Ernesto churned south of Jamaica on Sunday, becoming a bit more organized as it continued its westward march.

Jamaica under tropical storm warning as strengthening Ernesto approachesupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 20:56:00

Tropical Storm Ernesto churned across the Caribbean Sea on Saturday, regaining some strength even as forecasters expect it to grow more powerful and emerge as a Category 1 hurricane in the next few days, the National Hurricane Center said.

Two cyclones strike Chinese coastupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 10:01:00

Tropical cyclones in Asia prompt the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.

2 tropical cyclones strike Chinese coast in quick successionupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 10:01:00

Two tropical cyclones have made landfall in eastern China, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from coastal areas as the Philippines and Taiwan assess the damage that one of the storms left in its wake.

Typhoon Saola batters Taiwanupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 04:11:00

Typhoon Saola hammers Taiwan with heavy wind and rains and making its way towards mainland China.

Typhoon Saola leaves 23 dead in Philippinesupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 04:11:00

Heavy rains from the outer bands of Typhoon Saola, which hovered near the Philippines beginning last week, have left 23 people dead and another five injured, an official with the National Disaster Coordinating Center said Thursday.

Hong Kong cleans up in aftermath of Typhoon Vicenteupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 01:22:00

Hong Kong is cleaning up Tuesday after a severe typhoon struck the city with gale-force winds and rain, shuttering much of the city and injuring at least 129 people.

Emilia strengthens to Category 4 hurricane in Pacificupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 07:29:00

Hurricane Emilia raged into to a Category 4 storm Tuesday, hurling 140 mph winds as it spun across the Pacific Ocean.

CNN reporter goes inside a hurricaneupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 07:29:00

CNN's John Zarrella shares with Wolf Blitzer what it feel like inside of a simulated hurricane.

Powerful hurricane picks up steam off Mexican coastupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 19:17:00

Already packing 110 mph winds, a hurricane churning in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico is forecast to get even stronger -- though, as of now, it poses no direct threat to those onshore.

Debby: Inundated Florida braces for even more floodingupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 11:24:00

He used sand bags and a water pump, but Chad Mercer couldn't stop floodwaters from rising to his knees inside his Starke, Florida, home.

Tropical Storm Debby hits Floridaupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 11:38:00

Tropical Storm Debby slams parts of Florida, pummeling the region with high winds and heavy rain.

Debby forecast to soak Florida as it crosses stateupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 11:38:00

Tropical Storm Debby was dumping unrelenting rain on portions of Florida on Monday, causing flooding amid high winds as forecasters changed its projected path once again.

Tropical Storm Debby spawns fatal tornado in Florida, drenches coastupdated: Sun Jun 24 2012 21:40:00

The expansive, stalled Tropical Storm Debby lashed Florida on Sunday, spawning apparent tornadoes in the central part of the state that killed one woman, a county spokeswoman said.

Tropical Storm Debby has formed in Gulfupdated: Sun Jun 24 2012 21:40:00

CNN's Bonnie Schneider reports Tropical Storm Debby has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical Storm Debby forms in Gulf of Mexicoupdated: Sat Jun 23 2012 20:42:00

Tropical Storm Debby, the fourth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed Saturday in the central Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Carlotta weakens to tropical depression over Mexican mountainsupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 11:37:00

A storm over southwestern Mexico weakened further Saturday to a tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center said.

Tropical weather updateupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 11:37:00

Jennifer Delgado gives an update on Tropical Storm Carlotta's impact on Mexico and Typhoon Guchol in the west Pacific

'Rapid strengthening' of Hurricane Carlotta expected as it nears Mexicoupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 16:24:00

People along Mexico's southwestern coast are bracing for Hurricane Carlotta, an already powerful storm that forecasters say will experience "rapid strengthening" in the coming hours.

Tropical Storm Carlotta forms south of Mexican coastupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 06:38:00

A tropical storm formed in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday morning and is expected to reach hurricane strength before it gets to Mexico's southwestern coast.

FEMA: Have a plan for hurricane seasonupdated: Wed May 30 2012 17:23:00

People need to plan now for possible evacuations, power outages and other challenges as a new hurricane season approaches, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday.

Rainmaker Beryl poses flood threat in Southupdated: Tue May 29 2012 13:10:00

After dumping more than a foot of rain in at least one location, Tropical Depression Beryl continued to soak the South on Tuesday, prompting flood watches and warnings from Florida to North Carolina.

Timelapse of Tropical Storm Berylupdated: Tue May 29 2012 13:10:00

iReporter Fabian Lorenz shot this video of Tropical Storm Beryl outside his attic in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Weakened Beryl still dumping rain on Southeastupdated: Tue May 29 2012 09:29:00

After ruining Memorial Day plans along the Florida and Georgia coasts, the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl are forecast to bring more rain to the Carolinas.

Beryl close to hurricane strength as it nears Georgia, Floridaupdated: Sun May 27 2012 22:10:00

Tropical Storm Beryl continued to strengthen as it neared the coasts of Georgia and Florida on Sunday, approaching hurricane strength, forecasters said.

Hurricane Bud weakens as it nears Mexican coastupdated: Fri May 25 2012 14:21:00

Hurricane Bud lessened into a Category 1 storm as it approached Mexico's southwestern coast Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Bud heads for Mexican coastupdated: Fri May 25 2012 14:21:00

Rob Marciano is tracking Bud as it targets Mexico on Friday where it could strike as a Category 1 storm.

Hurricane warning issued as 'Bud' threatens Mexico's west coastupdated: Thu May 24 2012 20:56:00

The Mexican government has issued a hurricane warning for part of its western coast due to a powerful storm that could get even stronger in the coming hours, the National Hurricane Center said.

NOAA predicts near-normal hurricane seasonsupdated: Thu May 24 2012 13:19:00

Despite some early storms this year, forecasters Thursday predicted a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season with nine to 15 named storms, including four to eight hurricanes and one to three major hurricanes.

2011: How to prepare for a hurricaneupdated: Sun May 20 2012 17:08:00

HLN's Special Report host Vinnie Politan discusses storm preps with meteorologist and author Bonnie Schneider.

Tropical storm watch canceled for South Carolinaupdated: Sun May 20 2012 17:08:00

Tropical Storm Alberto, meandering off the coast of South Carolina, was expected to stay offshore, and forecasters Sunday canceled a tropical storm watch for coastal areas.

Tropical Storm Alberto forms in the Atlantic updated: Sat May 19 2012 17:24:00

Tropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, formed Saturday off the coast of South Carolina.

Forecasters predict fewer hurricanes this yearupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 06:05:00

Folks in hurricane-prone areas of the United States and Caribbean may breathe a sigh of relief this year. Forecasters at Colorado State University say a less-active hurricane season is in store.

Bermuda under tropical storm warning as Sean nearsupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 08:39:00

A slightly-strengthened Tropical Storm Sean was meandering southwest of Bermuda on Wednesday, but a tropical storm warning was issued ahead of its approach.

Tropical Storm Sean forms; watch issued for Bermuda updated: Tue Nov 08 2011 13:21:00

A tropical storm watch was issued for Bermuda on Tuesday ahead of newly formed Tropical Storm Sean, forecasters said.

Rina fizzles out over the Yucatan Channel updated: Fri Oct 28 2011 17:55:00

The storm known as Rina fizzled Friday as it moved over the Yucatan Channel, the strait between Mexico and Cuba, the National Hurricane Center said.

Cancun prepares for Rinaupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 17:55:00

CNN's Rafael Romo talks to residents and tourists in Cancun, Mexico, as Tropical Storm Rina heads toward shore.

Hurricane Rina threatens Mexicoupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 23:13:00

Hurricane Rina heads toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as it grows near Category 3 strength. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Weakened Rina to hit Mexico as Category 1 stormupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 23:13:00

After weakening to a Category 1 storm, Hurricane Rina plodded westward late Wednesday at near 6 mph (9 kph) on a path toward Mexico's tourist beaches, its threat a real one to people on the Yucatan Peninsula but far diminished from what it had been earlier in the day.

Hurricane Rina could strengthenupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 02:14:00

Rina was almost a Category 3 hurricane as it careened near Honduras and Belize Wednesday before heading towards Cancun.

27 missing in Nicaragua as Rina strengthens to a hurricaneupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 21:10:00

Rina strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane off the coast of Central America on Monday, as officials in Nicaragua searched for more than two dozen missing storm evacuees.

Tropical depression forms near Honduras, Nicaraguaupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 18:48:00

A tropical depression formed in the western Caribbean Sea on Sunday, and is likely to become Tropical Storm Rina as it skirts the Honduran coastline, the National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Jova's 125 mph winds nearing western Mexicoupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 20:56:00

Hurricane Jova packed sustained winds up to 125 mph as the storm bore down on Mexico's Pacific coast Monday.

Mexico begins preparing for Hurricane Jovaupdated: Sun Oct 09 2011 21:32:00

Emergency officials in Mexico are opening shelters and coordinating with local governments ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Jova, authorities said Sunday.

Philippines hit with another typhoonupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 08:34:00

Typhoon Nalgae makes landfall, battering the Philippines. Arlene Espiritu reports from Manila.

Hurricane Ophelia weakens further, barrels toward Newfoundlandupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 21:28:00

A weakened Hurricane Ophelia spun well off the coast of New England on Sunday night, appearing to pose no danger to the U.S. mainland but prompting threats to Newfoundland as it headed north-northeast.

Philippines hit by back-to-back typhoons that leave dozens deadupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 04:05:00

A second typhoon in a week pounded the Philippines over the weekend, weakening Sunday only after prompting evacuations, causing severe flooding and contributing to at least one death, officials said.

Philippines hit with second typhoon in a weekupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 20:49:00

A second typhoon in a week pounded the Philippines over the weekend, weakening Sunday only after prompting evacuations, causing severe flooding and contributing to one death.

Hurricane Ophelia grows to Category 3updated: Fri Sep 30 2011 22:05:00

Hurricane Ophelia got even more powerful Friday night as it churned across the Atlantic toward Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Hurricane Ophelia intensifies in Atlanticupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 20:37:00

Just hours after being designated a hurricane, Ophelia was intensifying Thursday evening in the Atlantic Ocean and was forecast to strengthen even more in the coming days, the National Hurricane Center said.

Typhoon affects hundreds of thousands in Philippinesupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 15:18:00

A typhoon that left at least 21 people dead in the Philippines and 33 others missing spun toward China Thursday morning, while another another tropical storm brewing in the Pacific is expected to hit the Philippines again within days, news and weather agencies reported.

Philippines rocked by typhoonupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 09:11:00

A deadly typhoon hits the Philippines, leaving thousands displaced.

Deadly storm hits Chinaupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 09:11:00

A typhoon that killed at least 39 people in the Philippines made landfall in southern China on Thursday.

Typhoon affects tens of thousands in Philippinesupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 01:06:00

A typhoon that left at least 18 people dead and thousands displaced in the Philippines was expected to move offshore Wednesday afternoon, the state-run Philippines News Agency reported early Wednesday.

As Ophelia fizzles, Tropical Storm Philippe strengthens in Atlanticupdated: Sun Sep 25 2011 21:06:00

As the remnants of what had been Tropical Storm Ophelia fizzled in the Caribbean, another storm -- Philippe -- continued to gain strength Sunday in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Tropical Storm Philippe forms in eastern Atlantic Oceanupdated: Sat Sep 24 2011 19:37:00

A new named tropical storm, Philippe, formed Saturday in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Tropical Storm Ophelia loses some of its steamupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 01:06:00

Tropical Storm Ophelia weakened late Thursday as it continued its trek across the central Atlantic, forecasters said.

Tropical Storm Ophelia strengthens in Atlanticupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 14:37:00

Tropical Storm Ophelia changed little as it moved west over the Atlantic Wednesday, but posed no immediate threat to land, forecasters said.

Typhoon strikes Japanese coastupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 02:29:00

Typhoon Roke makes landfall in Japan, bringing heavy winds and rain. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Roke downgraded to tropical storm; 7 dead in Japanupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 20:12:00

The storm called Roke weakened from a powerful typhoon to a tropical storm Wednesday, but death toll continues to rise in Japan.

Typhoon Roke roaring inupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 23:39:00

Journalist Toshi Maeda discusses how Japan is preparing for Typhoon Roke.

Tropical storm's wind and rain pelt Bermudaupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 14:23:00

Tropical Storm Maria was passing by Bermuda on Thursday and was expected to strengthen into a hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Katia slips into north Atlantic; Nate churns in Gulfupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 04:52:00

Hurricane Katia raced into the north Atlantic early Friday, keeping a safe distance from the United States, Canada and Bermuda, but still kicking up heavy surf along their coasts.

Hurricane Katia passes Bermuda; Nate to strengthenupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 23:41:00

A trio of storms -- one on track to weaken, another poised to strengthen into a hurricane and the third veering away from land -- kept U.S. forecasters busy Thursday.

Hurricane Katia moves north; Tropical Storm Maria no threat yetupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 20:11:00

Hurricane Katia will bring large swells to coastal areas as it passes between Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast overnight, forecasters said.

HLN's Bob Van Dillen: Katia no threatupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 06:36:00

Meteorologist Bob Van Dillen says Katia will "split the uprights" between Bermuda and the US. But a new storm is brewing.

Katia weakens to a Category 2 hurricaneupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 06:36:00

Hurricane Katia weakened to a Category 2 storm Tuesday as it churned in the Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said.

Hurricane Katia becomes Category 4 stormupdated: Mon Sep 05 2011 23:43:00

Katia intensified to a Category 4 hurricane Monday night, churning northwest the Atlantic Ocean and bringing the threat of dangerous rip currents along the U.S. East Coast, forecasters said.

Tropical Storm Talas leaves 38 dead, 54 missing in Japanupdated: Mon Sep 05 2011 22:22:00

The death toll from Talas, which swept across western Japan, has risen to 38, local authorities said Tuesday morning.

Hurricane Katia strengthens in Atlantic, prompting rip current threatsupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 23:34:00

Hurricane Katia continued to intensify overnight Sunday as it churned in the Atlantic Ocean, spurring warnings about rip currents and fears it could soon develop into a "major hurricane," the National Hurricane Center said.

Tropical storm batters Louisianaupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 23:19:00

Tropical Storm Lee worked its way over southern Louisiana, drenching some coastal areas and flooding streets.

Lee weakens, though flood threat remains in Gulf and into Appalachiansupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 23:19:00

Lee weakened to a tropical depression late Sunday, the National Hurricane Center reported, but not before dumping vast amounts of rain and causing extensive flooding in Gulf Coast states.

Lumbering Tropical Storm Lee drenches Gulf states with rainupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 21:37:00

Slow-moving Tropical Storm Lee churned toward the Gulf Coast Saturday, dumping heavy rains over the southern parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Katia upgraded to hurricane againupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 10:15:00

The storm named Katia has become a hurricane again in the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center said Friday. It had briefly weakened into a tropical storm but has since regained strength, the center said.

Gulf coast states prepare as Tropical Storm Lee loomsupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 20:54:00

People in states along the U.S. Gulf coast braced Friday for strong winds and up to 20 inches of rain as Tropical Storm Lee slowly churned towards land.

Tropical depression forms in Gulf; coastal states brace for stormupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 21:47:00

Oil companies evacuated workers from offshore wells, New Orleans prepared for possible flooding and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency as a tropical depression formed Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico.

Katia downgraged to tropical stormupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 17:38:00

The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Katia, which had been a Category 1 hurricane as it moved through the Atlantic, to a tropical storm, but it is expected to intensify after the next 24 to 36 hours.

Katia becomes a hurricane in the Atlanticupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 23:33:00

Katia strengthened into a hurricane late Wednesday, churning in the central Atlantic with winds of 75 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

Why are hurricane forecasts still so rough?updated: Wed Aug 31 2011 06:13:00

At one time or another, Hurricane Irene posed a risk to almost everyone living along the Eastern Seaboard, from Florida to the Canadian Maritimes. Where would Irene track? Which communities would be affected, and how badly?

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