Friday, May 24, 2013

U.S. told to brace for SIX potentially deadly storms this hurricane season as hardest hit victims of Superstorm Sandy still rebuilding

As the devastated Oklahoma City suburb of Moore begins to rebuild after Monday's epic storm, federal forecasters warned that as many as six more could be heading our way in the coming months, in the form of hurricanes.

The National Weather Service gave an official warning on Thursday, predicting 13 to 20 named Atlantic storms this coming hurricane season, 7 to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and 3 to 6 that become major hurricanes.

Hurricanes and tornadoes are both wind storms, though the former tend to form over water while tornadoes or twisters generally form over land.