Are storms getting more powerful and dangerous?
Sgt4succsess SMACIN GRACEFULL TEAM Are storms getting more powerful and dangerous? From Malawi to Mississippi, deadly cyclones are ravaging the planet. But scientists warn they could get even scarier. ADVERTISEMENT It started off innocuously, like any other tropical storm. But Cyclone Freddy, born off the northwest coast of Australia in early February, was anything but ordinary. ADVERTISEMENT It intensified, then headed west and crossed the Southern Indian Ocean, travelling more than 8,000km (4,971 miles) to reach Southeast Africa. ADVERTISEMENT By the time it eventually dissipated after making two landfalls in mid-March, it had become the longest-lasting tropical cyclone in recorded history. ADVERTISEMENT It was also the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere, with its trail of destruction leaving more than 600 people dead and mo