Hurricane Maria is currently churning off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, leaving behind historic levels of destruction in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and several Caribbean nations. Recovery and cleanup efforts have already begun, but as grim new photographs show, these tropical islands have…
The first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Puerto Rico since 1932 is leaving its mark on the tropical Caribbean island, packing extreme winds and knocking out power to all 3.4 million residents.
A mere two weeks after Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean, there’s yet another Category 5 hurricane that’s wreaking havoc in the region. After inflicting “widespread devastation” to the island of Dominica last night, Hurricane Maria is now making a beeline towards the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Irma regained power and its Category 4 status on Sunday morning before making landfall in the Florida Keys, with storm surges in the islands potentially reaching up to 10 feet.
Hurricane Irma, which has been downgraded to a Category 3 storm as it closes in on Florida, is now expected to swing west, regain power and rake the state’s west coast on its way north, the National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.
Like a slow moving stalker in a horror movie, Hurricane Irma is now less than 400 miles from Miami and making steady progress. The exceptionally-powerful storm has triggered a mass exodus from Florida, what may wind up being one of the largest evacuations in US history.
As the strongest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history continues to wreak havoc in the Caribbean, two more threats have emerged in the form of hurricanes Jose and Katia. Though it’s unusual for three hurricanes to be active in the Atlantic basin at the same time, it’s not without precedent.
Category 5 Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic north of the Caribbean and east of Florida, blasted its way through some of the first targets on its route on Wednesday—and the initial outlook is not pretty.
A state of emergency has been declared in all Florida counties as the rapidly intensifying Hurricane Irma—now a Category 5 storm—is expected to cut a swath through the Caribbean and then shift northwards towards the US coast.
On Saturday, Associated Press journalists Jason Dearen and Michael Biesecker reported at least five toxic, Houston-area Superfund sites in the path of Hurricane Harvey had been deluged with floodwater, potentially distributing the assorted nasty things contained within across a much larger geographical area. The AP…
After a week of storms and high water, Hurricane Harvey has now left at least 43 people in southeast Texas dead. In addition to the damage to infrastructure, property and residents’ lives, the possible environmental consequences of the massive flooding in the nation’s largest petrochemical complex are just now…
As the Gulf Coast continues to cope with the aftermath of Harvey, a new threat has emerged in the east Atlantic. Dubbed Irma, this latest storm erupted into a Category 3 hurricane yesterday afternoon—and it’s still gaining steam.
Last week, a team of intrepid storm chasers converged near Corpus Christi, Texas to witness the landfall of Hurricane Harvey, the storm that’s brought over 50 inches of rain to the Texas Gulf Coast and major flooding to the city of Houston. But these researchers collecting data for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…
As Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters begin to slowly recede from Houston, leaving behind at least 23 dead, residents and authorities alike are only beginning to assess the surreal extent of the damage throughout the region. That includes the country’s largest refining and petrochemical complex, which experts have warned…
The National Weather Service is reporting 49.32 inches of total rainfall at a site southeast of Houston, which now marks the greatest accumulation of rainfall ever recorded in the contiguous United States on account of a single tropical storm.
Extreme rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Harvey has left thousands in Houston and surrounding communities stranded. Some parts of the city have experienced over 40 inches of rain, and forecasters say that number is expected to rise over the coming days. Currently, the storm has repositioned itself in the Gulf of…
Harvey inflicted catastrophic damage this past weekend, decimating the Texas coast as a Category 4 Hurricane, dumping feet of rain and bringing massive floods. But it’s still a Tropical Storm, and it is not finished yet.
The situation in Houston and surrounding areas of southeast Texas hit hard by Hurricane Harvey this weekend has gone from bad to worse as floodwaters continue to rise, with some of those left behind beginning to panic.