The first hurricane of the season, Hurricane Irene is packing a punch, as the giant storm barrels up the east coast. Take a look at our complete coverage of the storm and basic science explainers.
Hurricane Irene was a billion-dollar disaster, ...
Hurricane Irene caused billions in damage when ...
From floods to fires to tornadoes, records fell...
From floods to fires to tornadoes, records fell while damage mounted.
June tornado outbreak and Southwest wildfires are latest additions.
Irene reminds the Northeast of its vulnerability to hurricanes.
With 19 tropical storms and seven hurricanes, including Hurricane Irene, the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the most active in recent years. See it unfold in 4.5 minutes.
In two active hurricane seasons, only one storm has hit U.S.
Tracked shorebirds navigate through storms only to be killed by hunters.
Hurricane Irene may add kick to fall's colorful leaves.
Helicopter & ship surveys photograph effects to coasts.
Heat waves, hurricanes and an epic drought highlighted the summer's extreme weather.
Hint: These weird blobs aren't mineral or vegetable.
El Niño years see fewer hurricanes, fewer US landfalls.
August finishes off a summer of near record weather in style.
Storm didn't reach top strength, but did cause widespread damage.
How do the two storms compare in size, wind speed and destructive power?