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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.

Wildfires roast western statesupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 05:58:00

Blistering hot temperatures will blast the normally tepid Pacific Northwest again Thursday as dozens of wildfires burn across large sections of the western United States.

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.

How to stay safe when lightning is nearupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 11:31:00

The number of lightning-related injuries and fatalities has been rising in recent weeks as stormy weather sweeps across the United States.

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.

Flooding brings chaos to Philippine capitalupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 11:01:00

Fueled by seasonal monsoon rains and a nearby tropical storm, widespread flooding in the Philippines worsened Tuesday, causing a landslide that killed nine members of a family, the national disaster agency reported.

Severe flooding takes aim at Philippinesupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 11:01:00

Flooding forces tens of thousands of people from their homes. CNN's Alex Zolbert reports from Manila.

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.

Half of U.S. counties now disaster zonesupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 15:01:00

The historic drought has left over half of U.S. counties in danger zones according to the Department of Agriculture.

Little hope for worsening drought in U.S. Plainsupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 15:01:00

The area of the United States in extreme or exceptional drought grew by an area roughly the size of Alabama over the past week, according to new figures out Thursday.

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.

Livestock producers caught in a Capitol crunchupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 01:31:00

Livestock producers suffering through one of the most severe droughts in decades will most likely have to wait until Congress returns from its August recess before getting any new federal disaster assistance.

Farmers search for hay during droughtupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 01:31:00

The drought is causing cattlemen and ranchers from around the U.S. to ask for hay from Minnesota farmers.

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.

U.S. drought biggest since 1956, climate agency saysupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 18:27:00

The pool is closed in Warrenton, Missouri. Cattle ponds are drying up in Arkansas. Illinois is in danger of losing its corn crop.

Torrential rain kills at least 28 in southern Japanupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 06:17:00

Extraordinarily heavy rains have left hundreds of people cut off and at least 28 dead on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, local authorities said Monday, and more storms could be on their way.

Rain causes havoc on Japanese islandupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 06:17:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks has the latest on the historic rainfall on the Japanese island of Kyushu.

Heat Wave: Triple digitsupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 13:46:00

Triple-digit heat afflicted the middle of the U.S. for days on end. Lisa Sylvester reports on beating the heat.

Drought stretches across America, threatens cropsupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 13:46:00

A dry and mild spring led Don Villwock, like all of Indiana's corn and soybean farmers, to plant two weeks early this year. He was hopeful for a bountiful Labor Day harvest.

Extreme weather: Get ready to see more of it, scientists sayupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 16:49:00

A map of significant climate events for the United States in June looks almost apocalyptic: hellish heat, ferocious fires and severe storms leaving people injured, homeless and even dead.

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.

Officials: Past 12 months warmest ever for U.S. updated: Mon Jul 09 2012 14:17:00

The mainland United States, which was largely recovering Monday from a near-nationwide heat wave, has experienced the warmest 12-month period since record-keeping began in 1895, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

Heat wave beginning to breakupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 14:17:00

Sarah Dillingham shows the cooler temps on the way with a passing front, but also discusses the threat of severe storms.

Cold front expected to bring relief from heat, possible stormsupdated: Sun Jul 08 2012 15:47:00

At long last, a cold front will snap a stubborn heat wave that has roasted much of the country for more than a week.

Couple pleads for utility's helpupdated: Sun Jul 08 2012 15:47:00

Jaared and Coni Arosemena are in a dangerous situation as live downed power lines surround their house after storms.

Food runs low after devastating stormsupdated: Sat Jul 07 2012 19:22:00

People are running out of food after devastating storms left millions of people in eleven states without power.

Cold front forecast, but blistering heat to linger a little longer updated: Sat Jul 07 2012 19:22:00

A cold front was expected in some U.S. states this weekend, bringing much-needed relief in communities baking in a lingering heat wave for more than a week.

Heat wave, power woes hit mid-Atlanticupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 10:36:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the heat wave and power outage double whammy that struck the mid-Atlantic region.

Intense heat bakes tens of millions in U.S., spawns potent stormsupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 21:25:00

Tens of millions in the central and eastern United States are bearing the full brunt of summer, in all its sweltering and stormy fury.

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.

Extreme weather with heat and floodsupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 20:02:00

A heat wave is gripping much of the Northeast while record floods have caused a flood emergency in Duluth, MN.

Heat wave sweeps across U.S. Northeastupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 19:22:00

The first major heat wave of the summer blanketed the U.S. East Coast on Wednesday with scorching temperatures that swept across the region.

Heat expected to fry mid-Atlantic statesupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 14:04:00

A heat wave is expected to form over the mid-Atlantic region this week as forecasters warn heat indices could reach the triple digits.

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.

Torrential rains cause flooding, damage in Florida Panhandleupdated: Sun Jun 10 2012 19:28:00

Parts of the Florida Panhandle and coastal Alabama were under water Sunday, with an onslaught of torrential rains causing not just extensive flooding but also damage to roads and buildings, local officials said.

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.

Weather Service improperly shifted government funds updated: Mon May 28 2012 19:45:00

The director of the National Weather Service announced his sudden retirement last week after an internal investigation found the agency shifted some of its funding internally without asking Congress, according to officials familiar with the situation.

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.

Heavy snow, rain pound Northeastupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 16:41:00

A powerful spring storm threatened to impact morning commutes across the northeastern United States.

Big snowstorm shakes up 'crazy' winterupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 16:41:00

A large snowstorm came barreling through the Northeast on Monday, threatening to drop 16 inches in some areas and frustrate commuters.

Damaging tornadoes fail to materialize in upper Mississippi Valleyupdated: Sun Apr 15 2012 23:26:00

Threats of another perilous outbreak of tornadoes appeared to fizzle Sunday, a day after powerful storms tied to the same weather system tore through the Midwest and Plains states.

Storm hits Iowa hospital; tornado warning issued for Wichitaupdated: Sat Apr 14 2012 23:13:00

Wichita was under a tornado emergency late Saturday as a large twister, part of a series of severe storms in the Great Plains, moved through south-central Kansas and threatened to destroy homes.

Plains states could see tornado outbreakupdated: Sat Apr 14 2012 13:56:00

A tornado touched down late Friday afternoon in Norman, Oklahoma, bringing scattered structural damage and a taste of more severe weather -- including a tornado outbreak -- expected Saturday in the Plains.

Big rigs sucked into stormupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 05:28:00

Truck trailers are thrown around violently as a tornado rips through North Texas.

Red Cross: 1,100 homes struck by Texas twistersupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 05:28:00

Nearly 1,100 homes were hit by the tornadoes that struck the Dallas-Fort Worth area Tuesday, including 349 homes that were destroyed, a Red Cross spokeswoman said Thursday.

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.

Weather Service tests graphic tornado warningsupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 18:33:00

Perhaps one of these will get your attention:

Tornado leaves truck trailers in pilesupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 18:33:00

A tornado sweeps through a tractor-trailer complex in Texas leaving a pile of debris.

Strong winds slow Japan to haltupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 09:27:00

A spring storm packing typhoon-strength winds caused two deaths and paralyzed traffic in Japan on Tuesday.

Tornado touches down in Texas, causing damage and injuriesupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 23:34:00

A suspected tornado touched down in south-central Texas on Monday, the National Weather Service said, as a slow-moving line of storms brought high winds, heavy rains and large hail as it swept eastward.

Winter storm closes 180 miles of I-40 in Arizonaupdated: Sun Mar 18 2012 19:48:00

A winter storm packing heavy snow and gusty winds forced authorities to close 180 miles of Interstate 40 in northern Arizona on Sunday until further notice.

Forecasters: Warm weather here to stayupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 21:05:00

Most Americans can put away winter coats and umbrellas and break out the short sleeves and sunglasses even though spring doesn't officially begin until next week, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Snow complicates tornado recoveryupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 20:54:00

CNN's Rob Marciano reports from West Liberty, Kentucky, where tornado rubble is now covered with snow.

Kentucky tornado cut 95-mile trench, weather service saysupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 20:54:00

One tornado stayed on the ground for 95 miles as it tore through towns in Kentucky and West Virginia. Two other twisters left behind 49-mile paths of destruction.

La Nina to blame for Australian floods updated: Tue Mar 06 2012 19:29:00

Australia is emerging from the grip of its strongest La Nina weather pattern on record -- a meteorological event that brings either devastating floods or, in the case of its counterpart El Nino, scorching droughts.

La Nina to blame for Australia floodingupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 19:29:00

CNN's Jenny Harrison reports on the effects of La Nina on the severe flooding in Australia.

Snow blankets tornado rubble, complicating cleanupupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 18:50:00

Cleanup workers make plodding progress Monday in parts of Kentucky and Indiana where fresh snow complicated efforts to dig out of the destruction wrought by last week's deadly tornadoes.

Surviving a tornadoupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 18:50:00

Kevin Welz from Henryville, Indiana, talks to Don Lemon about what it's like to see a tornado up close.

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