Nature: Slower Hurricanes Mean More Damage

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New research published in Nature magazine is showing that in the past 70 years, hurricanes have slowed down by about 10% due to global climate change.

This means that storms are becoming more intense and communities are being pummeled with hurricane-force conditions for longer amounts of time. Researchers say that a storm slowing down by 10% brings the potential for twice the amount of rain.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a 70% likelihood that this year's hurricane season will bring ten to 16 named storms.

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