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Author's Note: 10 Worst Hurricanes of all Time

I recommend a good near-miss. The great thing about the near-miss -- when a hurricane bears down on your city or town, only to die out before reaching land -- is that everything stops for a day or two. No school, no work, no nothing (except for a heavy dose of local media covering what could be the next big storm). Where do you think those hurricane drinks came from? I'm guessing it was a bunch of folks waiting out a storm in a bar somewhere in Florida.

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