2013 hurricane season expected to be much busier than usual
by Cassady Craighill
April 18, 2013
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While those impacted by Hurricane Sandy are still struggling to get their lives back to normal, forecasters at Colorado State University anticipate a hurricane season with 11 more storms than average. There is now a 72 percent chance that a major hurricane will hit the U.S. coast in 2013 compared to a previous average of 52 percent.
Of the 18 storms predicted, forecasters expect nine to develop into hurricanes and four of those could have major impacts. The increase in storm predictions is due to the warmer ocean water from global warming.
It wasn’t too long ago that Greenpeace sent its solar truck, the Rolling Sunlight, to lend a hand after the mass destruction of Hurricane Sandy. The truck helped power a small community store in Rockaway Beach off the coast of New York. Watch below to hear the inspiring story of a community coming together to recover from an unnatural disaster.