Hurricanes News

2022 Hurricane Season Ends But Was the Third-Costliest on Record, Thanks to Ian

An Atlantic hurricane season that had 14 named storms officially ended on Wednesday, leaving residents in the Florida Keys to celebrate even as others around Florida and Puerto Rico continue to grapple with the damage caused by Hurricanes Ian, Nicole …

Grants for Home Hardening Now Available Under Florida Wind-Mit Program

Florida officials this week announced the hard launch of My Safe Florida Home, a program that provides up to $10,000 grants for wind-mitigation efforts for homeowners in vulnerable areas. Once completed, the fortification work can result in significant discounts on …

Counting the Rising Cost of Climate Change With Top Most Costly Natural Disasters

Climate change has raised the cost of natural disasters, as rising sea levels and drought increase the frequency and severity of flooding and wildfires, insurers and risk modeling experts say. The list of the 10 most expensive events of the …

Storm Ian Weakens as Millions Left Without Power

Ian was downgraded to a tropical storm as it continued to move northeastward across central Florida, with a massive and deadly surge of water and catastrophic winds that are poised to make it one of the costliest storms in US …

Strong Category 4 Hurricane Ian Poised to Become One of the Costliest

With maximum sustained winds of 150 mph at just after 3 p.m. on Sept. 28, Hurricane Ian was just shy of Category 5 status when it made landfall in Cayo Costa, Fla. Ian, one of the strongest hurricanes to ever …

Some 349,000 Still Without Power in Puerto Rico After Fiona

An estimated 349,000 homes and businesses were still without power in Puerto Rico on Wednesday after Hurricane Fiona hit on Sept. 18, causing an island-wide power outage for its 3.3 million people. After hitting Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, …

Hurricane Ian Spurs Evacuations as Airports, Schools Shut

Hurricane Ian, projected to be one of the costliest storms in US history, prompted mass evacuations, school shutdowns and thousands of flight cancellations across the third-largest state. The storm, which has already caused a nationwide power outage in Cuba, has …

Puerto Rico Begins Restoring Power After Storm Snuffs Grid

Power is slowly being restored to parts of Puerto Rico Sunday after Atlantic storm Fiona clipped the island as a Category 1 hurricane, knocking out electricity to the entire US territory and causing “catastrophic damage,” Governor Pedro Pierluisi said. Packing …

Hurricane Alley Hasn’t Been This Quiet in a Quarter Century

The Atlantic crucible of hurricanes hasn’t had a storm all month and if the calm holds it will stand as the quietest August in 25 years. The expanse of ocean between Africa and the Caribbean Sea has only had two …

Lingering La Niña Weather Phenomenon Boosts Threat of More Atlantic Hurricanes

The odds of La Niña hanging around for a few more months are climbing, bolstering chances of more storms as the Atlantic hurricane season reaches its peak. There’s an 80% chance the waters across the equatorial Pacific Ocean will stay …