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The most destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. more often

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBENov. 11, 2019, 11:03 PM UTCBy Associated PressBig, destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study.Experts generally measure a hurricane’s destruction by adding up how much damage it did to people and cities. That can overlook storms that are powerful, but that hit only sparsely populated areas. A Danish research team came up with a new measurement that looked at just the how big and strong the hurricane was, not how much money it cost. They call it Area of Total Destruction.Let our news meet your inbox. The news and stories tha ...
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