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To the Gulf Stream Waters by Laurel Kallenbach: he Gulf of Mexico oil spill and Hurricane Katrina may no longer be making front-page headlines, but the region still needs help. Taking a Gulf Coast volunteer vacation empowers you to play a part in its recovery.

Hurricane season isn’t one to be messed with. Just last year my parent’s Houston home had a tree split in half, crash into the roof and half of our house flooded. And while we know the progression from tropical depression to storm to hurricane, there are many facts that were brand new to me due to this infographic. One thing that I have always found fascinating is the eye of the hurricane. The idea of a calm area amidst a ring of chaos has always had a strange effect on me.

Officials survey the damage to route 12 on Hatteras Island, NC., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Hurricane Irene swept through the area Saturday cutting the roadway in five locations. Irene caused more than 4.5 million homes and businesses along the East Coast to reportedly lose power over the weekend. #news #irene

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Hurricane Ike Sweeps Across the Gulf - Photo Essays

Hurricane Ike landfall Texas