2020 Hurricane Season News

Isaias Regained Hurricane Strength Before Hitting Carolinas

HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C., Aug 3 8:25 pm — Isaias regained hurricane strength on Monday night just hours before it was due to make landfall in the Carolinas and head up the U.S. East Coast toward Washington, Philadelphia and New York, …

Hanna Pounds South Texas Coast Already Dealing With COVID Surge

Hurricane Hanna pummeled the south Texas coast on Saturday night with howling winds and a surging sea that threatened a broad area already contending with an intense spike in coronavirus deaths. Hanna is the first hurricane for the 2020 Atlantic …

East Coast’s Insured Loss From Tropical Storm Fay to Tally Near $400 Million: KCC

The insured loss from Tropical Storm Fay will be close to $400 million, according to catastrophe risk modeling firm Karen Clark & Company (KCC). KCC said its estimate includes the privately insured wind and storm surge damage to residential, commercial …

Tropical Storm Fay Heads to New York, Southern New England

Quick-moving Tropical Storm Fay strengthened as it moved toward southern New Jersey, where it was expected to make landfall Friday afternoon before sweeping north to New York with a curtain of heavy rain and thrashing winds. Rain will spread across …

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 …

Tropical Storm Cristobal Brings Rain, Flooding to South

Rain pounded the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Cristobal, which had already spawned a tornado in Florida. Roads flooded in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi, and thousands were without power even before the the …

Alabama Alters Hurricane Shelter Plans Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Shelters that open during dangerous hurricanes may look and operate differently this storm season, state emergency officials said, as the new coronavirus complicate response plans. Across the coastal United States, concerns over COVID-19 has added a new complication to response …

Storm Cristobal Brings Heavy Rains, Storm Surge to Louisiana

Sunday, June 7 – Tropical Storm Cristobal on Sunday slowed its advance through the Gulf of Mexico, bringing a coastal storm surge, high winds and rain to southeast Louisiana, where it is expected make landfall later today. The storm was …

How Florida’s Strained Insurance Market is Facing COVID-19, Hurricane Season

From the threat of insurer ratings downgrades to mounting carrier losses because of excessive litigation to increasing insurance rates, Florida’s insurance market got off to a rocky start in 2020. Then came the COVID-19 global pandemic, causing further stress to …

1st Tropical Storm of Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Floods Part of Central America

The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in flooding. President Nayib Bukele decreed a 15-day state of emergency to deal …