I feel for your family Prizmbatch, I've been in their shoes. I hope everything works out ok.
The Ocean temp has risen by 1 degree over the last 20 years (I think). That is a lot when a storm has 1000's of miles of water to cross and grow. The number of storms is not really related to heat. But the storms grow bigger with the hotter waters. So because we had so many storms this years is not because of the greenhouse effect. The fact that they are stronger than normal may be.