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October 12, 2018 | Via BBC

Eastern India Hit by Cyclone as Tropical Storm Michael Rages On

Cyclone Titli swept across Eastern India destroying hundreds of homes and leaving at least eight people dead. Tropical Storm Michael is responsible for at least six deaths as one of the most powerful storms to make landfall on US mainland. The National Hurricane Center said Michael is getting stronger and transitioning to a post-tropical storm.

October 11, 2018 | Via CBS News

Hurricane Michael Hits Mainland US

Hurricane Michael hit mainland US on Wednesday, killing two people and causing flooding, falling trees, and power outages. The category four storm is the third-strongest recorded in history to hit mainland US. Thirteen people were already killed in the storm when it passed through Central America. Michael has now weakened to a tropical storm.

October 10, 2018 | Via CBS News

Florida Prepares for ‘extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Michael

Thousands of residents in Florida have been ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Michael will reach the area on Wednesday. The storm has already killed 13 people in Central America and is expected to be a category four hurricane with winds faster than 100mph. States of emergency have been declared in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

September 17, 2018 | Via CNN

Hurricane Florence Slows Down as Typhoon Mangkhut Moves to China

Hurricane Florence slowed to a Tropical Depression on Sunday while continuing to endanger communities, with the death toll reaching at least 16 across North and South Carolina. Rain and flooding are expected to continue throughout the week. Typhoon Mangkhut which left at least 33 miners dead and 29 missing in the Philippines is now moving across southern China.

September 14, 2018 | Via Fox News

Hurricane Florence Touches Down & Trump Denies Puerto Rico Death Toll

Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina on Thursday in what could be the worst storm to affect the region in years. The powerful winds and rain are expected to continue through the weekend and next week. President Trump denied the reported death toll from Hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico, accusing Democrats of inflating numbers.

September 13, 2018 | Via BBC

Millions Prepare for Destructive Hurricane Florence

A state of emergency was declared in states including Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland as Hurricane Florence is expected to hit on Thursday. Over 1.7 million people through North and South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate. Hurricane Florence could cut off electricity for up to 3 million people.

September 11, 2018 | Via USA Today

Hurricane Florence Forces More Than 1 Million People to Flee

Evacuations have been ordered as the US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence – in what may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades. South Carolina residents have been ordered to evacuate from the coast as the state prepares for the category four hurricane to make landfall later this week. More than 1 million people face mandatory evacuation orders in coastal areas of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

August 24, 2018 | Via ABC News

Hawaii Prepares for Hurricane Lane as Typhoons Weaken in Japan and South Korea

Hawaii saw nearly 20 inches of rain with flooding and landslides on Friday as Hurricane Lane approached the island. Public schools across the state are closed Friday in anticipation of the Category 3 storm and several major airlines have issued weather waivers. Typhoons Cimarron and Soulik weakened after battering Japan and South Korea this week.

July 24, 2018 | Via The Guardian

Dozens Killed in Greece Wildfire and Japan Heat Wave

At least 50 people were killed as a wildfire swept through the Greek town of Mati, just 18 miles east of Athens on Monday. Greece invoked EU civil protection agreements for help in fighting the fire. At least 30 people have been killed as a heat wave in Japan reached record high temperatures on Monday.

April 13, 2018 | Via

2017’s Destructive Hurricane Names Retired

Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate, the names of the four destructive hurricanes of 2017 were retired by the U.N. World Meteorological Organization. Since 1979, the WMO has been using a six-year name rotation. The decision to retire names is made when storms are so deadly and destructive that reuse of the name would be insensitive. The 2017 hurricane season accumulated costs expected to surpass $200 billion.

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