A particularly active Atlantic hurricane season has left no more names on the official list for the year. Forecasters had expected between 13 and 20 storms, but the newly formed Wanda makes 21.
Scientists dispatched a specially designed surface drone into the middle of a Category 4 hurricane to gather data and give scientists a better understanding of such storms.
The storm was located about 630 miles off the coast of French Guiana on Saturday. There's a slight chance it could hit Bermuda, but modeling currently shows it's likely to miss the island.
The storm is forecast to intensify rapidly as it passes over warm water far out in the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center says. It's too soon to predict where or when Sam might affect land.
Hurricane Ida rapidly gained strength right before it hit Louisiana this weekend. Abnormally hot water in the Gulf of Mexico acted as fuel for the storm.
Residents and crews are beginning to survey the damage after Ida pummeled Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane. Experts say safety precautions are crucial in the aftermath.
The people who need help the most after disasters are least able to get it from the federal government. Internal records show that FEMA knows it has a problem.
Buildings are concentrated in places that are likely to be hit by a disaster such as a hurricane, flood or wildfire, researchers found. That includes both urban and rural hotspots.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above-average hurricane season for 2021, forecasting 13 to 20 named storms.
The forecast calls for 3 to 5 major hurricanes. The agency also said it's revising upwards what counts as the "normal" number of storms in a season.
NOAA is updating its definition of what a "normal" Atlantic hurricane season looks like, based on the last 30 years. The average number of hurricanes in the new normal has risen from 6 to 7.
2020 and 2016 are virtually tied for the hottest year on record. That means more powerful hurricanes, more intense wildfires, less ice and longer heat waves.
Back-to-back hurricanes have taken an unprecedented toll on the Central American nation and its neighbors.
Iota, now a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 160 mph, is expected to hit Nicaragua on Monday evening, bringing catastrophic winds, life-threatening storm surge and extreme rainfall.
After lashing Central America and the Florida Keys, the storm is expected to make landfall north of Tampa on Thursday, bringing heavy rain and potentially dangerous storm surge.