Even for areas of the U.S. that did not see extreme weather this week, preparation for future events remains important. Researchers from Colorado State University announced an updated Atlantic hurricane season forecast this week, predicting that there will be "13 tropical storms, with five hurricanes and two major hurricanes," reported Reuters.

Phil Klotzbach, the forecasts' lead author, said in a press release, "We have increased our numbers slightly from our early April forecast, due largely to our uncertainty as to whether an El Nino will develop later this summer as well as somewhat marginal Atlantic basin conditions."

In Oregon, coastal communities including Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston held a tsunami evacuation drill this week. Local resident Tom Paris, 79, said, "It needs to be done after what has gone on around the world," reported AP.

Officials announced this week just under half of the state of Indiana is now experiencing "abnormally dry conditions" and 15 percent of the state is "officially in a moderate drought," according to the Associated Press. Associate state climatologist Ken Scheeringa told AP, "We could use an inch to an inch and a half to keep up with the evaporation that we're seeing. And with the forecasts, that's just not going to happen."

In lighter weather news, check out this video compilation of weather reporters braving intense storms, and decide if you think they're heroes or a little bit foolish.

Below, find images from around the world this week of extreme weather and the damage it causes.

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  • Residents are seen in a flooded street after a heavy rain in Manila on May 31, 2012. Clogged drainage system is often blamed for flooded streets in the city. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

  • Residents are seen in a flooded street after a heavy rain in Manila on May 31, 2012. Clogged drainage system is often blamed for flooded streets in the city. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

  • Civil defense personnel clean the beach after the passage of storm Bud in Melaque, Jalisco State, Mexico on May 26, 2012. Storm Bud weakened further early Saturday and was downgraded to a tropical depression, but it continued to batter Mexico's coast with strong winds and torrential rain. AFP PHOTO/Hector Guerrero

  • A man wades in a pier submerged under water as tropical storm "Mawar" hit the area in suburban Navotas City northwest of Manila, Philippines, Saturday, June 2, 2012. Mawar has developed just northeast of Manila, Philippines. This system is expected to move northeastward on Sunday and strengthen into a category 1 typhoon with winds between 74 and 95 mph (119 to 153 kph). (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

  • Water rushes across British Road as N.C. D.O.T worker Eric Smith places a high water sign at the intersection of British and Caswell Station Road on Wednesday May 30, 2012, in Kinston, N.C. (AP Photo/ The Free Press, Janet S. Carter)

  • Jeff and Melissa Stephens survey the rising water brought on by Tropical storm Beryl on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at their home on Caswell Station Road in Kinston, N.C. (AP Photo/The Free Press, Janet S. Carter)

  • A crew from the Florida Department of Transportation work to clean up the debris of a tree that fell and damaged the home of Geneva Sercey in Gainesville, Fla., in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Beryl on Monday, May 28, 2012. Beryl came ashore early Monday near Jacksonville Beach with near-hurricane-strength winds of 70 mph. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Brad McClenny)

  • A home is damaged after a tree fell in Gainesville, Fla., in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Beryl on Monday, May 28, 2012. Beryl came ashore early Monday near Jacksonville Beach with near-hurricane-strength winds of 70 mph. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Brad McClenny)

  • A home is damaged after a tree fell in Gainesville, Fla., in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Beryl on Monday, May 28, 2012. Beryl came ashore early Monday near Jacksonville Beach with near-hurricane-strength winds of 70 mph. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Brad McClenny)

  • Wes Akers inspects damage on a home in Avondale, Fla., caused by a downed tree in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Beryl on Monday May 28, 2012. Beryl came ashore early Monday near Jacksonville Beach with near-hurricane-strength winds of 70 mph. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Kelly Jordan)

  • Campbell Miller looks over the wreckage of the Grand Fresniere Presbyterian church in Saint Benoit, Quebec, Canada on Saturday, May 26, 2012 after a tornado struck the area. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

  • People shelter beneath a highway bridge during heavy rains in Beijing on June 3, 2012. Summer usually brings heavy flooding and torrential downpours across large swathes of the country, in 2010 triggering the nation's worst floods in a decade, leaving more than 4,300 people dead or missing in floods, landslides and other rain-related disasters. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

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