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U.S. Dodges Bullet in Busy Hurricane Season

Douglas H. Wheelock/NASA Hurricane Igor, photographed in September from the International Space Station, battered Newfoundland. It was a rarity in that it hit Canada with hurricane force winds.

One of the most active hurricane seasons on record is coming to a close, although you might be forgiven for missing it if you live in the United States. In an exceptional run of good luck, the nation avoided a direct hit by a hurricane for the second year in a row.

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