2020 natural catastrophes News

Most Powerful Atlantic Hurricane of 2020 Hits Central America

Hurricane Iota slammed into Central America late Monday with ferocious winds and rain, threatening to cripple a region already reeling from a deadly storm two weeks ago. Iota, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in a record-setting season, is moving along …

3 Typhoons in 3 Weeks Kill 100-Plus People in Philippines, Causing Damages of $518.5M

Three strong typhoons over the past three weeks have killed more than 100 people in the Philippines and damaged farms and infrastructure worth almost 25 billion pesos ($518.5 million), based on reports from its disaster agency. A number of provinces …

Update: Hurricane Iota Threatens Honduras, Nicaragua, Just Days After Storm Eta

Hurricane Iota is set to slam into Central America Monday as the Atlantic’s strongest storm of the year, bringing catastrophic winds and torrential rain to a region still reeling from a storm two weeks ago. It will hit near the …

Weakened Storm Eta Moves over Honduras with Heavy Rains. Next Stop Cuba, Florida?

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Eta is moving over Honduras as a weakened tropical depression but still bringing the heavy rains that have caused deadly landslides while drenching the country’s east and the north of neighboring Nicaragua. The storm no longer carried …

Another Severe Storm Threatens Philippines Just Days After Super Typhoon Goni

The Philippines is bracing for a severe tropical storm that’s expected to hit its northern tip days after Super Typhoon Goni left. Storm Atsani will likely strengthen into a typhoon with peak intensity of 120 kilometers per hour as it …

Category 4 Hurricane Eta Makes Landfall in Nicaragua, with Dangerous Floods Expected

Hurricane Eta has made landfall in northern Nicaragua as a Category 4 storm, with life-threatening flood from rainfall predicted for much of Central America, according to a report from Weather Underground. Eta’s eye arrived along the coast of Nicaragua about …

Update: Insurance Price Tag from Hurricane Zeta Estimated at $4.3B in U.S.

Insurers are bracing for a hit of about $4.3 billion from Hurricane Zeta in the United States, catastrophe modeling company Karen Clark & Co (KCC) said on Monday. At least six people were killed in the southeast of the United …

Rescue Efforts Continue After Earthquake Strikes Turkey, Greece with at Least 57 Dead

IZMIR, Turkey – Rescue workers extricated a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building in western Turkey on Sunday, some 34 hours after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea struck Turkey and Greece, killing at least 57 people and injuring …

Tropical Storm Eta Ties 2005 Record for Most Named Atlantic Storms in One Year

Tropical Storm Eta formed overnight [on Sunday, Nov. 1] in the Caribbean, becoming the Atlantic’s 28th storm of 2020 and tying a 2005 record for the most named systems in a single year in records going back to 1851. Forming …

World’s Strongest Storm in 2020 Kills at Least 16 in Philippines

The world’s strongest storm this year killed at least 16 people in the Philippines, and sent tens of thousands more to evacuation centers, risking coronavirus infection. Nearly 458,000 people were evacuated mostly in the main island of Luzon, including 177 …