hurricane irene stories

 
No matter what question faces mankind, someone always answers with, "nuke it." The Deepwater Horizon oil spill? Nuke it. Launching spacecraft to the moon? Why, there's a nuke for that. So, why didn't we nuke Irene? Well, rather than just dismiss the notion, the NOAA is using good ol' science to analyze a nuclear hurricane deterrent.
 
Hurricane Irene pummeled the East Coast this past weekend and left millions without power. Check out the infographic below to see when storm activity peaks, what path hurricanes and tropical storms usually take and if Irene was an anomaly....