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The hurricane season of 2012 had nine named storms as of Aug. 21, with Tropical Storm Isaac expected to grow to hurricane strength. Last year, in August 2011 Irene caused $15 billion in damage, killed 56 people and cut power to 5 million homes when it made landfall in the Northeast US.

Essential Hurricane Links
National Hurricane Center of NOAA.
The NOAA map to the right is updated throughout the day.
Click on map for full report and advisories.

Gulf of Mexico Coastal Communiites
Demographics and maps of counties and parishes.

Sea Surface Temperature, or SST,
A closely watched indicator of tropical cyclone formation.
Sea Surface Temperature Satellite Images

The links below provide up-to-date news on hurricanes during its season and general background information for research any time.

Hurricane - Stories, Links and Resources

Global Resources News stories

Hurricane Strength Guide

Key Links for Hurricane Preparedness

Links for the search term: Hurricane

Advice on storm repair, with links to trade groups for referrals to contractors
In addition to links useful to people cleaning up after weather damage, the site has basic safety advice and videos illustrating repair and restoration efforts.

Costliest Hurricanes in the United States

Rank:	Name:	Year:	Damage (U.S.)*:
1	Katrina	2005	$105,840,000,000 
2	Sandy	2012	$55,000,000,000 
3	Andrew	1992	$45,561,000,000 
4	Ike	2008	$27,790,000,000 
5	Wilma	2005	$20,587,000,000 
6	Ivan	2004	$19,832,000,000 
7	Charley	2004	$15,820,000,000 
8	Irene	2011	$15,800,000,000 
9	Hugo	1989	$9,739,820,675 
10	Rita	2005	$11,797,000,000 

Hurricane Data Sets from the Hurricane Research Division
Chronologies, timelines especially for the ones that made landfall.

Hurricane Spaghetti Models from Cyclocane
Graphical looks at computer simulations of potential tracks of hurricanes