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Hurricane season: Record number of named Atlantic storms

Hurricane season: Record number of named Atlantic storms

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has broken the record for the number of named storms, the US National Hurricane Center says.

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Zeta leaves at least 6 dead and nearly 2 million without power

Zeta leaves at least 6 dead and nearly 2 million without power

Zeta has killed at least six people after bringing high winds, heavy rain and up to 10 feet of storm surge in some areas. The storm struck southeastern Louisiana as a powerful Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday, leaving millions without power along the Gulf Coast.

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NASA Confirms Development of Record-Breaking Tropical Storm Wilfred, Ending Hurricane List

NASA Confirms Development of Record-Breaking Tropical Storm Wilfred, Ending Hurricane List

The list of hurricane names is officially used up with the development of the 23rd tropical cyclone of the year. Tropical Storm Wilfred just formed in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean today,.

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Five cyclones churn in Atlantic Ocean for only second time in history

Five cyclones churn in Atlantic Ocean for only second time in history

For only the second time in recorded history, five tropical cyclones are churning in the Atlantic Ocean at the same time.

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Why Hurricane Laura’s Storm Surge Could Be Unsurvivable

Why Hurricane Laura’s Storm Surge Could Be Unsurvivable

Having strengthened with astonishing speed into a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Laura will make landfall in Texas and Louisiana sometime early Thursday morning. With the landfall comes a dreaded storm surge—a rise in water level generated by a storm—that scientists say could spread seawater up to 30 miles inland, an inundation the National Hurricane Center just called “unsurvivable…”

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Hurricane Laura tracks toward US Gulf Coast after slamming Haiti

Hurricane Laura tracks toward US Gulf Coast after slamming Haiti

Hurricane Laura is expected to intensify over the Gulf of Mexico and become a major hurricane prior to striking the upper Texas or southwest Louisiana coasts late Wednesday or early Thursday.

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Marco becomes a hurricane as the Gulf Coast braces for 2 cyclones

Marco becomes a hurricane as the Gulf Coast braces for 2 cyclones

The Gulf Coast will get walloped by a pair of hurricanes this week, bringing torrential rain, fierce winds and ferocious storm surges.

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Tropical Storm Cristobal nears landfall in Louisiana with dangerous coastal and inland flooding

Tropical Storm Cristobal nears landfall in Louisiana with dangerous coastal and inland flooding

Tropical storm warnings stretched from the coast of central Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle, while storm surge warnings covered the southeastern Louisiana coastline to near Biloxi. A 5-foot surge had already inundated some coastal areas in southeast Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Mumbai bracing for the ‘first cyclone in years’

Mumbai bracing for the ‘first cyclone in years’

The heaving city of 20 million people, which is India’s financial and entertainment capital, has been spared of cyclones in modern history. Mumbai hasn’t “experienced a serious cyclone landfall since 1891”. All that could change on Wednesday when a severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds from 100 to 120 kmph (60 to 75 mph) could hit the city and India’s western coast.

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