In areas where hurricanes can strike, it's a good idea to have a closet or an area set aside for storm preparedness storage. There, you can keep items you'll need in case disaster strikes suddenly or you need to evacuate.
Rescuers searched typhoon-swept waters off South Korea's Jeju Island Tuesday for 31 Chinese fishermen missing in the wake of Typhoon Bolaven, a ferocious storm that headed for the Korean Peninsula after making landfall on Okinawa.
For those of us who live inland, hurricane-tracking seems more a curious indulgence, but if you live along the coastal regions in a hurricane zone, keeping tabs on these atmospheric leviathans is paramount.
A massive typhoon crossed over Okinawa on Sunday, bringing winds more ferocious than even the typhoon-weary Japanese island has seen in decades.
CNN's Jennifer Delgado details the latest track Tropical Storm Isaac could take through the Gulf of Mexico.
As Tropical Storm Isaac moved quickly through the Straits of Florida on Sunday, coastal communities in Florida issued mandatory evacuations and Republicans delayed the start of their national convention.
Tropical Storm Isaac lashed Haiti early Saturday, bringing gale-force winds and potential flooding to a nation where hundreds of thousands still live in tent cities following a 2010 earthquake.
Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened slightly as it churned toward Haiti on Friday, threatening an already vulnerable nation with gale-force winds, pounding rain and the potential for life-threatening floods.
CNN's Gary Tuchman talks to people on the ground who aren't going anywhere as the tropical storm gets closer and closer.
As Tropical Storm Isaac swirls in the Caribbean -- becoming more powerful mile by mile -- it threatens to unleash disaster once again on vulnerable and often unaware Haitians by Friday night.
Tropical Storm Isaac continued its westward path Wednesday, placing officials on alert from Puerto Rico to Guantanamo Bay to Florida, where it could pose a threat to the GOP convention next week.
Hurricane Gordon churned across the eastern Azores early Monday after making landfall on the northern Atlantic islands, forecasters said.
Helene weakened into a tropical depression Saturday after making landfall in Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical storm Ernesto skirted the Mexican coast Thursday with top winds of 60 miles an hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Despite weakening, Tropical Storm Ernesto poured heavy rains Wednesday on Mexico and portions of Central America, the National Hurricane Center said.
Typhoon Haikui slammed into the east coast of China on Wednesday morning, pummeling the area around the business metropolis of Shanghai with heavy wind and rain.
Twenty-five people were rescued on Saturday in the typhoon-hit northeast Liaoning Province, the local media reported.
Packing maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, Hurricane Ernesto strengthened as it closed in Tuesday on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, the National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical Storm Ernesto churned south of Jamaica on Sunday, becoming a bit more organized as it continued its westward march.
Tropical Storm Ernesto churned across the Caribbean Sea on Saturday, regaining some strength even as forecasters expect it to grow more powerful and emerge as a Category 1 hurricane in the next few days, the National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical cyclones in Asia prompt the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
Two tropical cyclones have made landfall in eastern China, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from coastal areas as the Philippines and Taiwan assess the damage that one of the storms left in its wake.
Typhoon Saola hammers Taiwan with heavy wind and rains and making its way towards mainland China.
Heavy rains from the outer bands of Typhoon Saola, which hovered near the Philippines beginning last week, have left 23 people dead and another five injured, an official with the National Disaster Coordinating Center said Thursday.
Hong Kong is cleaning up Tuesday after a severe typhoon struck the city with gale-force winds and rain, shuttering much of the city and injuring at least 129 people.
Hurricane Emilia raged into to a Category 4 storm Tuesday, hurling 140 mph winds as it spun across the Pacific Ocean.
CNN's John Zarrella shares with Wolf Blitzer what it feel like inside of a simulated hurricane.
Already packing 110 mph winds, a hurricane churning in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico is forecast to get even stronger -- though, as of now, it poses no direct threat to those onshore.
He used sand bags and a water pump, but Chad Mercer couldn't stop floodwaters from rising to his knees inside his Starke, Florida, home.
Tropical Storm Debby slams parts of Florida, pummeling the region with high winds and heavy rain.
Tropical Storm Debby was dumping unrelenting rain on portions of Florida on Monday, causing flooding amid high winds as forecasters changed its projected path once again.
The expansive, stalled Tropical Storm Debby lashed Florida on Sunday, spawning apparent tornadoes in the central part of the state that killed one woman, a county spokeswoman said.
CNN's Bonnie Schneider reports Tropical Storm Debby has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tropical Storm Debby, the fourth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed Saturday in the central Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center reported.
A storm over southwestern Mexico weakened further Saturday to a tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center said.
Jennifer Delgado gives an update on Tropical Storm Carlotta's impact on Mexico and Typhoon Guchol in the west Pacific
People along Mexico's southwestern coast are bracing for Hurricane Carlotta, an already powerful storm that forecasters say will experience "rapid strengthening" in the coming hours.
A tropical storm formed in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday morning and is expected to reach hurricane strength before it gets to Mexico's southwestern coast.
People need to plan now for possible evacuations, power outages and other challenges as a new hurricane season approaches, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday.
After dumping more than a foot of rain in at least one location, Tropical Depression Beryl continued to soak the South on Tuesday, prompting flood watches and warnings from Florida to North Carolina.
iReporter Fabian Lorenz shot this video of Tropical Storm Beryl outside his attic in Daytona Beach, Florida.
After ruining Memorial Day plans along the Florida and Georgia coasts, the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl are forecast to bring more rain to the Carolinas.
Tropical Storm Beryl continued to strengthen as it neared the coasts of Georgia and Florida on Sunday, approaching hurricane strength, forecasters said.
Hurricane Bud lessened into a Category 1 storm as it approached Mexico's southwestern coast Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.
Rob Marciano is tracking Bud as it targets Mexico on Friday where it could strike as a Category 1 storm.
The Mexican government has issued a hurricane warning for part of its western coast due to a powerful storm that could get even stronger in the coming hours, the National Hurricane Center said.
Despite some early storms this year, forecasters Thursday predicted a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season with nine to 15 named storms, including four to eight hurricanes and one to three major hurricanes.
HLN's Special Report host Vinnie Politan discusses storm preps with meteorologist and author Bonnie Schneider.
Tropical Storm Alberto, meandering off the coast of South Carolina, was expected to stay offshore, and forecasters Sunday canceled a tropical storm watch for coastal areas.
Tropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, formed Saturday off the coast of South Carolina.
Folks in hurricane-prone areas of the United States and Caribbean may breathe a sigh of relief this year. Forecasters at Colorado State University say a less-active hurricane season is in store.
A slightly-strengthened Tropical Storm Sean was meandering southwest of Bermuda on Wednesday, but a tropical storm warning was issued ahead of its approach.
A tropical storm watch was issued for Bermuda on Tuesday ahead of newly formed Tropical Storm Sean, forecasters said.
The storm known as Rina fizzled Friday as it moved over the Yucatan Channel, the strait between Mexico and Cuba, the National Hurricane Center said.
CNN's Rafael Romo talks to residents and tourists in Cancun, Mexico, as Tropical Storm Rina heads toward shore.
Hurricane Rina heads toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as it grows near Category 3 strength. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
After weakening to a Category 1 storm, Hurricane Rina plodded westward late Wednesday at near 6 mph (9 kph) on a path toward Mexico's tourist beaches, its threat a real one to people on the Yucatan Peninsula but far diminished from what it had been earlier in the day.
Rina was almost a Category 3 hurricane as it careened near Honduras and Belize Wednesday before heading towards Cancun.
Rina strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane off the coast of Central America on Monday, as officials in Nicaragua searched for more than two dozen missing storm evacuees.
A tropical depression formed in the western Caribbean Sea on Sunday, and is likely to become Tropical Storm Rina as it skirts the Honduran coastline, the National Hurricane Center said.
Hurricane Jova packed sustained winds up to 125 mph as the storm bore down on Mexico's Pacific coast Monday.
Emergency officials in Mexico are opening shelters and coordinating with local governments ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Jova, authorities said Sunday.
Typhoon Nalgae makes landfall, battering the Philippines. Arlene Espiritu reports from Manila.
A weakened Hurricane Ophelia spun well off the coast of New England on Sunday night, appearing to pose no danger to the U.S. mainland but prompting threats to Newfoundland as it headed north-northeast.
A second typhoon in a week pounded the Philippines over the weekend, weakening Sunday only after prompting evacuations, causing severe flooding and contributing to at least one death, officials said.
A second typhoon in a week pounded the Philippines over the weekend, weakening Sunday only after prompting evacuations, causing severe flooding and contributing to one death.
Hurricane Ophelia got even more powerful Friday night as it churned across the Atlantic toward Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center reported.
Just hours after being designated a hurricane, Ophelia was intensifying Thursday evening in the Atlantic Ocean and was forecast to strengthen even more in the coming days, the National Hurricane Center said.
A typhoon that left at least 21 people dead in the Philippines and 33 others missing spun toward China Thursday morning, while another another tropical storm brewing in the Pacific is expected to hit the Philippines again within days, news and weather agencies reported.
A deadly typhoon hits the Philippines, leaving thousands displaced.
A typhoon that killed at least 39 people in the Philippines made landfall in southern China on Thursday.
A typhoon that left at least 18 people dead and thousands displaced in the Philippines was expected to move offshore Wednesday afternoon, the state-run Philippines News Agency reported early Wednesday.
As the remnants of what had been Tropical Storm Ophelia fizzled in the Caribbean, another storm -- Philippe -- continued to gain strength Sunday in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center reported.
A new named tropical storm, Philippe, formed Saturday in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center reported.
Tropical Storm Ophelia weakened late Thursday as it continued its trek across the central Atlantic, forecasters said.
Tropical Storm Ophelia changed little as it moved west over the Atlantic Wednesday, but posed no immediate threat to land, forecasters said.
Typhoon Roke makes landfall in Japan, bringing heavy winds and rain. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
The storm called Roke weakened from a powerful typhoon to a tropical storm Wednesday, but death toll continues to rise in Japan.
Journalist Toshi Maeda discusses how Japan is preparing for Typhoon Roke.
Tropical Storm Maria was passing by Bermuda on Thursday and was expected to strengthen into a hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said.
Hurricane Katia raced into the north Atlantic early Friday, keeping a safe distance from the United States, Canada and Bermuda, but still kicking up heavy surf along their coasts.
A trio of storms -- one on track to weaken, another poised to strengthen into a hurricane and the third veering away from land -- kept U.S. forecasters busy Thursday.
Hurricane Katia will bring large swells to coastal areas as it passes between Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast overnight, forecasters said.
Meteorologist Bob Van Dillen says Katia will "split the uprights" between Bermuda and the US. But a new storm is brewing.
Hurricane Katia weakened to a Category 2 storm Tuesday as it churned in the Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said.
Katia intensified to a Category 4 hurricane Monday night, churning northwest the Atlantic Ocean and bringing the threat of dangerous rip currents along the U.S. East Coast, forecasters said.
The death toll from Talas, which swept across western Japan, has risen to 38, local authorities said Tuesday morning.
Hurricane Katia continued to intensify overnight Sunday as it churned in the Atlantic Ocean, spurring warnings about rip currents and fears it could soon develop into a "major hurricane," the National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical Storm Lee worked its way over southern Louisiana, drenching some coastal areas and flooding streets.
Lee weakened to a tropical depression late Sunday, the National Hurricane Center reported, but not before dumping vast amounts of rain and causing extensive flooding in Gulf Coast states.
Slow-moving Tropical Storm Lee churned toward the Gulf Coast Saturday, dumping heavy rains over the southern parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
The storm named Katia has become a hurricane again in the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center said Friday. It had briefly weakened into a tropical storm but has since regained strength, the center said.
People in states along the U.S. Gulf coast braced Friday for strong winds and up to 20 inches of rain as Tropical Storm Lee slowly churned towards land.
Oil companies evacuated workers from offshore wells, New Orleans prepared for possible flooding and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency as a tropical depression formed Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico.
The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Katia, which had been a Category 1 hurricane as it moved through the Atlantic, to a tropical storm, but it is expected to intensify after the next 24 to 36 hours.
Katia strengthened into a hurricane late Wednesday, churning in the central Atlantic with winds of 75 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.
At one time or another, Hurricane Irene posed a risk to almost everyone living along the Eastern Seaboard, from Florida to the Canadian Maritimes. Where would Irene track? Which communities would be affected, and how badly?