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Fact or Fiction: Hurricane Quiz

Test how much you know about these powerful, destructive weather patterns.

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In spite of all the strides we've made in hurricane research over the past century or so, these violent storms sometimes defy prediction. They can veer off course and unexpectedly gain power just before reaching land, and sometimes -- as was the case with Hurricane Katrina in 2005 -- a difference of only a few miles can have a devastating impact. This quiz should be a little easier than predicting a hurricane -- give it a shot.

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