Filled with real accounts of the devastating power of hurricanes, this book takes readers into the eye of the storm'where it may be calm, clear, and sunny, but surrounding you on all sides are black clouds and rampaging winds. Here, you'll come face-to-face with some of the greatest hurricanes in history through firsthand accounts from people who survived these destructive storms. You'll see the frightful sights and hear the roaring sounds these witnesses experienced during their harrowing ordeals. Along the way, you'll also learn about the science of storms, including how they are formed and what conditions help them grow into such monsters. In particular, the category-five fury of Hurricane Katrina is fully documented. This exciting book from National Geographic features the stories of men, women, and children who have felt the awe-inspiring force of 190-mile-per-hour winds and lived to tell about it. Prepare to be astonished!