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.
Blistering hot temperatures will blast the normally tepid Pacific Northwest again Thursday as dozens of wildfires burn across large sections of the western United States.
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.
The number of lightning-related injuries and fatalities has been rising in recent weeks as stormy weather sweeps across the United States.
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.
Fueled by seasonal monsoon rains and a nearby tropical storm, widespread flooding in the Philippines worsened Tuesday, causing a landslide that killed nine members of a family, the national disaster agency reported.
Flooding forces tens of thousands of people from their homes. CNN's Alex Zolbert reports from Manila.
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.
The historic drought has left over half of U.S. counties in danger zones according to the Department of Agriculture.
The area of the United States in extreme or exceptional drought grew by an area roughly the size of Alabama over the past week, according to new figures out Thursday.
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.
Livestock producers suffering through one of the most severe droughts in decades will most likely have to wait until Congress returns from its August recess before getting any new federal disaster assistance.
The drought is causing cattlemen and ranchers from around the U.S. to ask for hay from Minnesota farmers.
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.
The pool is closed in Warrenton, Missouri. Cattle ponds are drying up in Arkansas. Illinois is in danger of losing its corn crop.
Extraordinarily heavy rains have left hundreds of people cut off and at least 28 dead on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, local authorities said Monday, and more storms could be on their way.
CNN's Paula Hancocks has the latest on the historic rainfall on the Japanese island of Kyushu.
Triple-digit heat afflicted the middle of the U.S. for days on end. Lisa Sylvester reports on beating the heat.
A dry and mild spring led Don Villwock, like all of Indiana's corn and soybean farmers, to plant two weeks early this year. He was hopeful for a bountiful Labor Day harvest.
A map of significant climate events for the United States in June looks almost apocalyptic: hellish heat, ferocious fires and severe storms leaving people injured, homeless and even dead.
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.
The mainland United States, which was largely recovering Monday from a near-nationwide heat wave, has experienced the warmest 12-month period since record-keeping began in 1895, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.
Sarah Dillingham shows the cooler temps on the way with a passing front, but also discusses the threat of severe storms.
At long last, a cold front will snap a stubborn heat wave that has roasted much of the country for more than a week.
Jaared and Coni Arosemena are in a dangerous situation as live downed power lines surround their house after storms.
People are running out of food after devastating storms left millions of people in eleven states without power.
A cold front was expected in some U.S. states this weekend, bringing much-needed relief in communities baking in a lingering heat wave for more than a week.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on the heat wave and power outage double whammy that struck the mid-Atlantic region.
Tens of millions in the central and eastern United States are bearing the full brunt of summer, in all its sweltering and stormy fury.
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 heat wave is gripping much of the Northeast while record floods have caused a flood emergency in Duluth, MN.
The first major heat wave of the summer blanketed the U.S. East Coast on Wednesday with scorching temperatures that swept across the region.
A heat wave is expected to form over the mid-Atlantic region this week as forecasters warn heat indices could reach the triple digits.
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.
Parts of the Florida Panhandle and coastal Alabama were under water Sunday, with an onslaught of torrential rains causing not just extensive flooding but also damage to roads and buildings, local officials said.
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.
The director of the National Weather Service announced his sudden retirement last week after an internal investigation found the agency shifted some of its funding internally without asking Congress, according to officials familiar with the situation.
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.
A powerful spring storm threatened to impact morning commutes across the northeastern United States.
A large snowstorm came barreling through the Northeast on Monday, threatening to drop 16 inches in some areas and frustrate commuters.
Threats of another perilous outbreak of tornadoes appeared to fizzle Sunday, a day after powerful storms tied to the same weather system tore through the Midwest and Plains states.
Wichita was under a tornado emergency late Saturday as a large twister, part of a series of severe storms in the Great Plains, moved through south-central Kansas and threatened to destroy homes.
A tornado touched down late Friday afternoon in Norman, Oklahoma, bringing scattered structural damage and a taste of more severe weather -- including a tornado outbreak -- expected Saturday in the Plains.
Truck trailers are thrown around violently as a tornado rips through North Texas.
Nearly 1,100 homes were hit by the tornadoes that struck the Dallas-Fort Worth area Tuesday, including 349 homes that were destroyed, a Red Cross spokeswoman said Thursday.
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.
Perhaps one of these will get your attention:
A tornado sweeps through a tractor-trailer complex in Texas leaving a pile of debris.
A spring storm packing typhoon-strength winds caused two deaths and paralyzed traffic in Japan on Tuesday.
A suspected tornado touched down in south-central Texas on Monday, the National Weather Service said, as a slow-moving line of storms brought high winds, heavy rains and large hail as it swept eastward.
A winter storm packing heavy snow and gusty winds forced authorities to close 180 miles of Interstate 40 in northern Arizona on Sunday until further notice.
Most Americans can put away winter coats and umbrellas and break out the short sleeves and sunglasses even though spring doesn't officially begin until next week, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
CNN's Rob Marciano reports from West Liberty, Kentucky, where tornado rubble is now covered with snow.
One tornado stayed on the ground for 95 miles as it tore through towns in Kentucky and West Virginia. Two other twisters left behind 49-mile paths of destruction.
Australia is emerging from the grip of its strongest La Nina weather pattern on record -- a meteorological event that brings either devastating floods or, in the case of its counterpart El Nino, scorching droughts.
CNN's Jenny Harrison reports on the effects of La Nina on the severe flooding in Australia.
Cleanup workers make plodding progress Monday in parts of Kentucky and Indiana where fresh snow complicated efforts to dig out of the destruction wrought by last week's deadly tornadoes.
Kevin Welz from Henryville, Indiana, talks to Don Lemon about what it's like to see a tornado up close.