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US to alter tropical storm warnings

MIAMI — Responding to criticism after Hurricane Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday that it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else.

At the height of Sandy, as the hurricane knocked on the Northeast coast, forecasters at the center stopped issuing advisories and warnings because the storm merged with two cold-weather systems, lost its tropical characteristics, and mutated into a hybrid.

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