Hurricane Matthew This imageprovided by NOAA. taken Oct. 7, 2016, shows Hurricane Matthew overthe Southeastern part of the U.S. A new study finds wind and watershifts during busy hurricane seasons seem to provide a somewhatprotective barrier for the U.S. coast. Hurricane Matthew was amajor storm and hit Haiti with 145 mph winds, but fizzled as itneared the Americas. (NOAA via AP)

Extreme winds, harsh rainfall, floods, storm surges and eventornadoes can work together to create one of the most destructivescenes a community may ever see.

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