Climate Connection

Tropical Storms  
Hurricanes and tropical storms produce a multitude of impacts ranging from damaging winds, inland flooding, coastal surges, and sometimes an isolated tornado. Tropical storms most frequently make landfall along the North Carolina Outer Banks, southern Florida, and southeast Louisiana. There has been a slight increase in the frequency of tropical storms in the Atlantic. The frequency of major hurricanes (category 3-5) will likely increase, while the number of tropical storms will decrease. 
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