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Hurricane Irma barreling toward the eastern Caribbean in 2017.

Hurricane categories tell only part of the story — here’s the real damage storms like Dorian can do

Hurricane Irma could have been called a "Category 6" storm because its wind speeds were so high, even though that's not an official classification.
Hurricane Harvey is pictured off the coast of Texas, from aboard the International Space Station.

The 16 most destructive hurricanes in US history

The US has seen plenty of catastrophic and costly storms during hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean, which lasts from June through November. Single events have caused billions of dollars in damage.

The best charities to give to for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria

In a month, three hurricanes have ravaged the Caribbean and the US Gulf Coast. After Maria devastated Puerto Rico, officials are now pleading for supplies.

Florida’s floodwater is full of poop bacteria — but a marine biologist says there’s a bigger threat

Bacteria from sewage isn't the biggest health threat facing Floridians after Hurricane Irma. A microbe called Vibrio poses more serious risks.

A new analysis suggests Hurricane Harvey caused 4.6 million pounds of chemicals to be released — but the risk is still unclear

Hurricane Harvey struck the heart of Texas' oil refining industry, and released cancer-causing gases like carbon monoxide and benzene, among others.

Scientists warn that floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey still pose a lingering threat — here’s what to watch out for

Floodwaters are sponges for hazards — they collect sharp objects, sweep up insects, and gather human waste.

Here’s how Houston will get rid of Harvey’s extreme flood water

In Houston, Harvey rainfall levels totaled 43.38 inches. Flood experts say just two factors will eliminate the water: gravity and time.

Astros manager gave a heartwarming speech before the first baseball game in Houston after Hurricane Harvey

Astros manager A.J. Hinch gave a short speech and welcomed the city back to its home stadium in first baseball game in Houston since Hurricane Harvey.

$20 for a gallon of gas, $99 for a case of water — reports of Hurricane Harvey price-gouging are emerging

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, price-gouging reports are overwhelming Texas officials.