A hurricane-spawned tornado boom

Cyclones striking Gulf Coast in recent years have generated more twisters that those that hit the region in the mid-20th century

5:19pm, September 11, 2009

Hurricanes and tropical storms striking the Gulf Coast region since 1995 have spun off more twisters than those that hit during the mid-20th century, mostly because the more-recent storms have been broader and therefore have covered more area, a new study suggests.

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