In light of 2008's devastating cyclone in Myanmar (Burma) and hurricanes Fay, Gustav, and Ike in the U.S., this informative book has been newly revised. Hurricanes and typhoons are some of nature's deadliest storms. This book features the science behind these massive tropical storms and how societies around the world cope with their ferocity. Hurricane and Typhoon Alert! includes: a) the phases of a hurricane's formation and how they are named ; b) famous hurricanes and their paths of destruction ; and c) technology used to forecast hurricanes and save lives.