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Hurricanes and typhoons are becoming ‘sluggish’ — and that makes them more destructive

Hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical storms are moving more slowly over the Earth's surface, especially over land. That doesn't mean these storms are any less powerful — instead, it allows them more time to dump rain and whip coasts with powerful winds, making them more destructive.

The 16 deadliest storms of the last century

Hurricanes can be deadly, because they often bring uncontrollable winds and flooding. Here's a look at some of the deadliest storms since 1907.

The 2018 hurricane season begins in less than a week, and early forecasts predict more storms than average — again

Forecasts for the 2018 hurricane season project slightly more storms than average — similar to last year's predictions. Several forecasts indicate an above-average likelihood that a major hurricane will make landfall in the Caribbean, the Gulf Coast, or the East Coast.