What Are The The Top 5 Deadliest Hurricanes On Record?

Hurricane Image By Sasa Kadrijevic, Shutterstock by Ava Meyer (Reuters) - Puerto Rico has raised the official death toll from Hurricane Maria to nearly 3,000 following a study ordered by the governor of the U.S. territory. The report found an estimated 2,975 deaths could be attributed directly or indirectly to Maria, the most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean island in … [Read more...]

Caribbean Islands Threatened By Hurricane Maria

Update: Hurricane Maria has been upgraded to a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 m.p.h. as it sets its aim for Puerto Rico. For the latest forecasts and watches and warnings from NOAA, check out http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/. (Reuters) Tropical Storm Maria is likely to reach hurricane strength on Sunday, prompting U.S. weather forecasters to issue … [Read more...]

Irma Is Now The Atlantic’s Most Powerful Storm EVER

By Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm to form in the open Atlantic Ocean, was barreling toward Puerto Rico late Tuesday on a path that may bring it ashore in Florida and destroy so much property that damages may surpass Hurricane Katrina. Irma has sent cruise lines and insurance stocks plunging, with Barclays … [Read more...]

CSU Confirms Below Average Hurricane Season In 2017

Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting a slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2017, citing the potential development of El Niño as well as recent anomalous cooling in the tropical Atlantic as primary factors. This study is more in depth but comes to similar conclusions as the previous Accuweather hurricane prediction gCaptain … [Read more...]