Hurricane Season News

US Airlifts Aid to Haiti to Reach Areas Hardest Hit by Quake

JEREMIE, Haiti (AP) — U.S. military aircraft are now ferrying food, tarps and other material into southern Haiti amid a shift in the international relief effort to focus on helping people in the areas hardest hit by the recent earthquake …

This Year’s Summer of Climate Extremes Hits Wealthier Places

As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are noticing something different: 2021’s onslaught is hitting harder and in places that have been spared global warming’s wrath in the past. Wealthy countries such as the United States, …

Louisiana Coast Still Hurting From Storms, Bracing for More

CAMERON, La. (AP) — Scores of people in coastal Louisiana are still living in campers on dirt mounds or next to cement slabs where their houses once stood. Unresolved insurance claims and a shortage of supply and labor are stymieing …

Halfway Done, Georgia Shipwreck Demolition Has Months to Go

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Demolition of a cargo ship that overturned on the Georgia coast reached the halfway mark Monday as a towering crane lifted the vessel’s engine room section away from the rest of the shipwreck for removal by …

South Texas Officials Worry About Breaches in Border Levees

PALMVIEW, Texas (AP) — South Texas officials say they are worried about flooding during the hurricane season starting June 1 from breaches in a levee system that remain after border wall construction was halted. Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez told …

La Nina Is Fading But California, Gulf Coast Still Face Risks

La Nina, the cooling of the equatorial Pacific that shifts weather patterns the world over, is fading away. But California may still be prone to dryness, and the U.S. Gulf Coast faces the risk of another busy hurricane season. Water …

Assumptions About Hurricane Season Face Winds of Change

With named storms coming earlier and more often in warmer waters, some assumptions about the Atlantic hurricane season are being rethought. For six straight years, Atlantic storms have been named in May, before the season even begins. On Wednesday, a …

Tropical Storm Eta to Drench Florida With Downpours for Days

After coming ashore in the Florida Keys overnight, Tropical Storm Eta will wander the eastern Gulf of Mexico, dumping heavy rain on the Sunshine State and raking it with gusty winds. Eta will likely become a Category 1 hurricane later …

Hurricane Zeta Insured Losses May Surpass $4 Billion

Insured losses from Hurricane Zeta, which became fifth named storm to strike Louisiana when it made landfall on Oct. 28, ranged from $1.5 billion to $4.4 billion, according to projections released Monday by two catastrophe risk modelers. Verisk subsidiary AIR …

Eta Ties 2005 for the Most Atlantic Storms in a Single Year

Tropical Storm Eta formed overnight in the Caribbean, becoming the Atlantic’s 28th storm of 2020 and tying a 2005 record for the most named systems in a single year in records going back to 1851. Forming southeast of Jamaica, Eta …