2018 Atlantic hurricane season News

Atlantic Could See up to 7 Hurricanes in 2018 Storm Season

With four storms already in the books, the Atlantic is expected to produce a total of nine to 13 named storms during the six-month hurricane season that ends Nov. 30, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. That’s down from …

Early Start to Hurricane Season May Not Result in Many Storms

The Atlantic hurricane season may have gotten off to an early start this year, but it’ll probably end with a whimper – at least when it comes to the total number of storms. Twelve named storms are likely to form …

Cities Still Await 2017 Aid as New Hurricane Season Starts

Allen Owen, the mayor of Missouri City, Texas, wants to do more to protect his town from the next disaster. But the city hasn’t gotten any of the roughly $1 million in federal disaster funds he said it’s owed after …

CoreLogic: 6.9M Homes Face Hurricane Storm Surge Damage Risk, $1.6T in Potential Reconstruction Costs

More than 6.9 million homes along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts are at potential risk of damage from hurricane storm surge inundation with a total reconstruction cost value (RCV) of more than $1.6 trillion (Table 1), according to CoreLogic, a …

As Hurricane Season Begins Critics Ask if FEMA is Ready

With just a week to go before hurricane season, top jobs at the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency remain vacant and critics say that will make it harder for the government to respond to disasters. FEMA lacks a second-in-command and …

Puerto Rico Ramps up Disaster Preparedness as Hurricane Season Nears

Federal and local officials said Thursday that they are stockpiling radios, food, water and generators in Puerto Rico and demanding rigorous emergency training to prepare the U.S. territory for dealing with any catastrophic storm as the Atlantic hurricane season approaches. …

Coastal Georgia Residents Urged to Join Hurricane Registry

Health officials along Georgia’s coast are encouraging residents who qualify to get their names on the Hurricane Registry. The Savannah Morning News reports that people with functional, access, or medical needs can receive help when hurricanes threaten Georgia’s coast. The …

Above Average 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Expected

After the costliest Atlantic hurricane season in history last year, early forecasts indicate 2018 will be above average. Look for 14 named storms, and there’s a greater than normal chance of a major system striking the U.S., according to Colorado …

Above Average 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

Scientists at Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN) have made a breakthrough in understanding of the long-range impact of global climate dynamics on Atlantic hurricane activity. They have used this insight to develop a new model to forecast the strength of …