Yemen is in for a mess as last week’s rapidly-growing Cyclone Chapala continues to hold it together while approaching the dry desert air. If it makes landfall, it’s anticipated to be the largest storm to hit the country since we started recording them.
One of the most powerful storms ever is hitting populated land right now, and none of the major media networks have live coverage. Let’s assemble the best of social media from the storm, and keep it live right here.
When Hurricane Arthur made landfall on the North Carolina coast last weekend, it was the strongest hurricane to strike the United States since Hurricane Ike hit Texas in 2008. The storm was downright impressive visually, and these gifs document the latent beauty of nature's power.
In the matchup of wind turbine v. hurricane, our bets have traditionally been with the hurricane. But think about it this way: wind turbines are designed to suck energy out of wind. What if they could suck out so much energy that hurricanes like Katrina or Sandy never form in the first place—with the potentially…
You know how most people stay indoors when they hear a hurricane is coming? Yeah, these aren't those people. These crazy guys go out in the ocean and chase the storm with their windsurf boards so that they can fly. Just look at the awesome dude above getting ridiculously big air. It's like he doesn't care that he has…
Because we're all usually so wrapped up with the weather in our immediate vicinity, it's easy to forget that, somewhere on the planet, there's usually a cyclone, depression or tropical storm brewing. Not so this week, though—and this image from NASA shows the Earth's skies in rare, relative peace.
Verizon has announced that it will waive domestic voice and text charges for customers who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Iwan Baan photographed New York City from the air last Wednesday, and his image has become perhaps the most iconic record of Sandy, gracing the cover of New York magazine and flooding the internet. This is how he got the shot.
Everything from space looks beautiful, including the extremely dangerous hurricane Sandy. This video, made by Kevin Ward using images from NOAA and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, shows the frankenstorm over the Eastern Seaboard through the entire…
So you want to watch the vicious Hurricane Sandy do her thing, but you don't actually want to be out there in the thick of it. Maybe you aren't even anywhere near the East Coast. Well in this Internet age, there's still a chance for you to get your voyeuristic jollies. Here are five live-streaming webcams you can use…
When Hurricane Andrew rolled ashore in South Florida back in 1992, it destroyed $27 billion worth of property. The storm was the third most destructive to ever hit the US, an outcome due in part to the insufficient building codes of the time. Structures simply weren't built to withstand the storm's fury. These days,…
This image of hurricane Isaac illuminated by moonlight as cities glow in the middle of the night is unique and strangely beautiful. It was captured on August 28, 2012, at midnight.
As I woke up Sunday morning in NYC after Hurricane Irene, I was disappointed. Why? Because naively, I wanted to see what a "real" hurricane looked like. Now that I've seen these before and after pictures, I'm embarrassed for feeling like that. The pictures are gut wrenching.
What would you do if you woke up after Irene and saw your entire town had been flooded? Check your basement? Call friends and see if they're okay? Hell no, brah—get out the jet ski and get x-treme.
Though New York City largely managed to avoid the wrath of Hurricane Irene, the windy bitch still managed to strip the soul of the city that never sleeps. Watch it. It was like a post-apocalyptic city evaporated of life and people.
Thankfully, Hurricane Irene wasn't as bad as it could have been in some places. But there were still plenty of people affected by the Hurricane in significant ways. What do they do next? Well, they clean up. Here are seven tools to help.