Alright, so I've been doing some research on hypercanes, which are, in short, theoretical hurricanes that may have ravaged Earth in its ancient past, when ocean temperatures were much higher (at least 120-some degrees Fahrenheit). These storms could reach sizes comparable to North America, wind speeds exceeding 500 mph, and could last for devastatingly long periods of time, as one hypercane could trigger the birth of another, and so on and so forth.
What I'm wondering is whether or not humans could survive, and possibly even civilize and populate, under such conditions. In this specific instance, the humans in question would live in constant proximity to the ocean (perhaps on a series of large islands), and the extreme ocean temperatures necessary for the hypercanes themselves would need to be triggered by something along the lines of a major meteor impact (a theory regarding the extinction of the dinosaurs suggests exactly this) or of intense underwater volcanic activity, given that the oceans could not feasibly be as hot as is needed on a natural basis if humans are to live near them. Either way, would it be possible for a civilization of human beings to survive such a cataclysm, perhaps more than once, and if so, how? If not, why?