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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was called into action on several occasions this year, including the rebuilding efforts after a record-breaking drought, severe tornadoes and hurricanes. (Al Behrman/AP Photo)

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YIR 2012: Superstorms and Scorchers

December 5, 2012

Mother Nature made her mark again this year and did so, unfortunately, in the most extreme ways: hellish heat, drought, superstorms and other wild weather events.