Federal investment needs to support and trust bottom-up contributions from other entities if we are to protect ourselves from far worse hurricane seasons yet to come.
Three to five major hurricanes have been predicted by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters to occur between June to November.
Wayne Stensby, CEO of Luma Energy, which took over the transmission and distribution operations of Puerto Rico's power authority on Tuesday, said the company has enough resources to withstand a Category 2 hurricane and can bring in more workers and equipment if a storm stronger hits.
Bermuda issued a tropical storm watch because the disturbance is expected to bring heavy rainfall regardless of whether it becomes a named storm.
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is predicting that there will be 13 to 20 named storms, which have wind speeds of 39 mph or higher, in 2021. Among them, NOAA predicts that six to 10 could become hurricanes, with wind speeds of 74 mph or higher.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a press release last month warning about damage to flood barrier systems in Texas' Hidalgo County, which it attributed to the construction of former President Donald Trump's border wall.
The U.S. has refused to sign onto a United Nations agreement asking member nations to accept refugees from regions devastated by climate change.
My auntie, her husband and brother had sheltered from the hurricane with her daughter and son-in-law.
The storm hit Nicaragua as a category 4 hurricane on Monday and is expected to dissipate after moving through El Salvador today.
Life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds, flash flooding, and landslides are expected in parts of Central America.
Iota is expected to make landfall in nearly the exact same location where Hurricane Eta did about two weeks ago, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
Eta has weakened to a tropical storm after briefly strengthening to a hurricane on Wednesday morning.
Eta is expected to be near or at hurricane strength tonight as it approaches the west coast of Florida before rapidly weakening after landfall.
The 12th named storm to hit the continental U.S. this year is bringing torrential conditions to the U.S. after ravaging parts of Central America.
Along with the new coronavirus pandemic, Louisiana voters have had to cast ballots while recovering from devastating hurricanes.
The storm is still predicted to cause major damage in Alabama, Mississippi and northern Georgia.
The storm ripped through Louisiana, causing mass destruction, and has now moved into Alabama.
Storm Zeta is due to make landfall Wednesday morning, with residents being urged to brace for impact.
Residents brace for the impact as forecasters predict the Category 1 storm will hit Louisiana before moving into Georgia.
Epsilon is expected to form large swells that are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
The storm has the potential to become the ninth hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Delta, now categorized as a post-tropical cyclone, "continues to be a heavy rainfall threat," the National Hurricane Center warned Sunday.
By 9:30 p.m. Friday, Delta had already delivered more than 17 inches of rain to the town of Iowa and more than 16 inches to parts of Lake Charles, an area still reeling from the effects of last month's Hurricane Laura.
The National Hurricane Center warned of "life-threatening storm surges" as Hurricane Delta made landfall in Southwest Louisiana on Friday night.
After making landfall Friday, "rapid weakening is anticipated and Delta is forecast to fall below hurricane strength," the National Hurricane Center said.
The wind gusts of Hurricane Delta have reached more than 155 mph, which is close to the 157 mph needed to become a Category 5 storm.
In the past 24 hours, the storm has increased its windspeed by about 55 miles per hour.
Delta is the 25th named storm this season in the Atlantic basin, and 2020 is already three shy of the busiest storm season on record.
Tropical Depression 26 is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm before eventually becoming a hurricane on Tuesday.
Nova Scotia is now preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Teddy, as the area is expected to be impacted by wind, rain, and storm surge.