2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season News

Virus-Hit Florida Lashed by Weakened Tropical Storm Isaias

Bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida’s east coast Sunday while officials dealing with surging cases of the coronavirus kept a close watch on the weakened tropical storm. Isaias was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm Saturday …

North Carolina Prepares for Hurricane Isaias Amid Virus Fight

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency on Friday to help prepare for Hurricane Isaias, which he said will bring atypical challenges given the longstanding COVID-19 crisis. The emergency declaration, running concurrently with the one for the …

Update: Tropical Storm Isaias to Regain Hurricane Strength, Heads Toward Carolinas

Aug 3, 12:02 pm — Tropical Storm Isaias was expected to regain its hurricane strength on Monday as it moved up the U.S. East Coast, threatening a deadly storm surge before making landfall in North Carolina or South Carolina by …

Tropical Storm Dolly Becomes 4th Named Storm with Early Start to Hurricane Season

Tropical Storm Dolly spun up southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia, becoming the Atlantic’s fourth named storm of 2020, marking the third-fastest start to a storm season in more than a century. The system’s winds reached 45 miles (72 kilometers) per …

Maine Insurance Superintendent Encourages All Mainers to Purchase Flood Coverage

Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa is encouraging all Mainers to consider purchasing flood insurance, even those who live outside of federally designated flood zones, as the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is underway. The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs between June …