CATEGORY: Hurricanes
The Deadliest Atlantic Hurricane, 235 Years Ago
October 9, 2015

Two hundred thirty-five years after the Great Hurricane of 1780 laid waste to the Caribbean, learn the story of the most destructive Atlantic storm in recorded history, which killed more than 22,000. Read More

The Killer Hurricane That Surprised the Northeast, 75 Years Ago
September 18, 2013

The monstrous Hurricane of 1938 killed hundreds as it tore through the Northeast—and no one knew it was coming. Read More

Will Hurricane Irene Spawn a Baby Boom?
August 29, 2011

Does history support the common perception that disasters can lead to spikes in birth rates? Read More

Why Do Hurricanes Have Names?
August 25, 2011

As Hurricane Irene churns toward the northeastern United States, find out how tropical cyclones came to be assigned people’s names. Read More