Storm surge and rainfall are combining to bring more flooding along the Texas coast after Tropical Storm Beta made landfall.
Parts of Texas and Louisiana are bracing for flooding and damaging storm surge as Tropical Storm Beta slowly works its way into a part of the country that's already been drenched and battered during a busy hurricane season.
Tropical Storm Wilfred formed in the eastern Atlantic this morning, the latest storm in a record-breaking 2020 hurricane season that has now exhausted the list of hurricane names. It was soon followed by Alpha and Beta, the first uses of a Greek letter for a storm since 2005.
Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and Alabama on Thursday. Georgia and the Carolinas were also warned of flooding.
Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday as a Category 2 storm, with 105 mph winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and forcing the rescue of hundreds as it pushed inland at just 3 mph.
Hurricane Sally has lumbered ashore near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, with top winds of 105 mph.
Hurricane Sally has made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, bringing torrential rain over a coastal storm surge that forecasters said would cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead.
Flooding has already begun in areas outside of New Orleans. The tidal surge pushed water onto roadways, lawns, and docks in parts of coastal Mississippi.
Hurricane Sally is crawling toward the northern Gulf Coast at just 2 mph, a pace that's enabling the storm to gather huge amounts of water to eventually dump on land.
Hurricane Paulette has made a rare landfall in Bermuda as a strong Category 1 storm just hours after the wealthy British territory shuttered schools, government agencies and air and sea ports.
Storm-weary residents of the U.S. Gulf Coast are preparing for a new weather onslaught as Tropical Storm Sally churns toward them.
As expected, 2020 has been a very busy hurricane season in the Atlantic. Fifteen names have already been used, and Vicky’s formation this morning leaves only one more name on the 21-name list for the year: Wilfred.
Today, September 10, is the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season and the map is lit up like a Christmas tree with areas to watch.
The storm's maximum sustained winds increased to near 40 mph (65 kph) Wednesday morning.
The two tropical storms formed Monday. Rene is the earliest 17th named “R” storm in a record-setting hurricane season, breaking the previous record of Rita, which formed Sept. 18, 2005.
Tropical Storm Rene has formed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa.
Hurricane Nana made landfall in Belize early Thursday, pelting a sparsely populated stretch of the Caribbean coast with heavy rain and wind before weakening to a tropical storm.
Researchers at the University of Bristol analyzed future projections of hurricane rainfall in the Caribbean and found that climate change could result in extreme hurricane events being as high as five times more likely.
So far 18 deaths in Texas and Louisiana have been attributed to the storm; more than half of those people were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning from the unsafe operation of generators.
The remnants of Hurricane Laura are unleashing heavy rain hundreds of miles inland from a path of death and destruction left along the northwest Gulf Coast.