Atlantic hurricane season News

Strongest Storm of Hurricane Season Nears Central America

Hurricane Iota is set to slam into Central America Monday as the Atlantic’s strongest storm of the year, bringing catastrophic winds and torrential rain to a region still reeling from a storm two weeks ago. It will hit near the …

Tropical Storm Eta Makes Landfall on Florida’s West Coast

Tropical Storm Eta made landfall on Florida’s west coast Thursday, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to northern parts of the peninsula. Eta came ashore near Cedar Key at 4 a.m. New York time, with maximum sustained winds of 50 …

Tropical Storm Beta Floods Houston, Dumps Rain on Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Beta is flooding Houston as it slows to a crawl along the Gulf Coast, forcing highways to shut and threatening to boost water levels even more before meandering toward Louisiana. Beta will likely stall for most of Tuesday, …

Tropical Storm Josephine Sets Record for Fastest Atlantic Season

The Atlantic spun it 10th storm faster than any other hurricane season in records going back to 1851, and more are expected as August ends. Tropical Storm Josephine formed east of the Leewards, the arc of islands that separates the …

Hurricanes May Cause More Pain For Pandemic-hit Insurers

The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season on Monday could signal more steep losses for insurers and reinsurers, already battered by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their underwriting and investment positions. However, recent years of hefty damage …

Bertha Weakens to Tropical Depression After Making Landfall In South Carolina

Bertha, the second named storm this Atlantic hurricane season, has weakened to a tropical depression but was still expected to bring heavy rain and possibly life-threatening flash floods to parts of the Carolinas and Virginia, the U.S. National Hurricane Center …

Forecasters Predict Busy 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — With forecasters predicting another intense Atlantic hurricane season with as many as 13 to 19 named storms, disaster preparedness experts say it’s critically important for people in evacuation zones to plan to stay with friends or …

Tropical Storm Narda Drenches Mexican Pacific Resorts Before Weakening

MEXICO CITY — Tropical Storm Narda caused heavy rains and some flooding in the resort of Zihuatanejo and other spots along Mexico’s Pacific coast Sunday before weakening into a tropical depression as it moved overland and began drenching Puerto Vallarta …

Dorian Sets Course Toward Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Florida

Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to strengthen, potentially approaching hurricane status by the time it gets to Puerto Rico Wednesday, but it won’t pack the same punch as other storms in recent years. Dorian was about 15 miles (24 kilometers) …

Atlantic Could Spawn 8 Hurricanes in 2019, U.S. Government Says

As many as eight hurricanes may form in the Atlantic in 2019, a “near normal” season following two years of storms that have left a trail of death and destruction in the Caribbean and U.S. coast. Nine to 15 named …