Hurricanes
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2 months ago

A Category 6 hurricane? Stronger storms spark debate among experts to adjust Saffir-Simpson scale

Hurricane experts are debating adding a Category 6 on the current scale to highlight the increasing possibility of stronger storms as ocean waters continue to warm.
2 months ago
Why hurricane experts are debating increasing the hurricane scale to Category 6
2 months ago

Researchers propose Category 6 hurricane rating

The researchers hope to raise awareness about increasing climate risks.
2 months ago
Researchers propose Category 6 hurricane rating
5 months ago

58 people still missing, including 11 Americans, week after Hurricane Otis made landfall in Mexico

Over a week after Hurricane Otis made landfall in Acapulco, Mexico, at least 58 people are still missing.
5 months ago
11 Americans among 58 missing a week after Hurricane Otis made landfall
6 months ago

27 dead after Hurricane Otis makes landfall in Mexico as Category 5 storm

Hurricane Otis strengthened on Wednesday to a Category 5 storm as it made landfall in Mexico.
6 months ago
27 dead after Hurricane Otis delivers 'catastrophic damage' as Category 5 storm
6 months ago

Historic Category 5 storm Otis makes landfall near Acapulco

Hurricane Otis became the strongest on record to hit Mexico’s Pacific coast, with peak winds up to 165 miles an hour.
6 months ago
Historic Category 5 storm Otis makes landfall near Acapulco
6 months ago

Hurricane Otis makes landfall in Mexico as Category 5 storm

The hurricane, which had been a tropical storm as of Tuesday morning, rapidly intensified within 24 hours.
6 months ago
Hurricane Otis makes landfall in Mexico as Category 5 storm
6 months ago

Climate change making Atlantic hurricanes twice as likely to strengthen from weak to major intensity in 24 hours

Tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin may now be more than twice as likely to strengthen from a weak storms into a major hurricane.
6 months ago
Climate change twice as likely to make hurricanes intensify in 24 hours
7 months ago

Puerto Ricans take recovery into their own hands 6 years after Hurricane Maria

Six years after a storm left most of the island without power, and ruined the land, some Boricuas have taken recovery efforts into their own hands with special projects.
7 months ago
Puerto Ricans take recovery into their own hands 6 years after Hurricane Maria
7 months ago

Boricuas take recovery into their own hands 6 years after Hurricane Maria

ABC News’ Stephanie Ramos reports on Puerto Ricans still working on recovery in the wake of Hurricane Maria’s 2017 landfall that left a majority of the island without power.
7 months ago
Boricuas take recovery into their own hands 6 years after Hurricane Maria
7 months ago

3 years after Hurricane Sally, Pensacola is still struggling to rebuild

It has been three years since Hurricane Sally struck the Gulf Coast, but the recovery is no where near complete for communities that experienced the most severe impacts.
7 months ago
This is what a Florida community looks like 3 years after hurricane damage
7 months ago

Hurricane aftermath: Picking up the pieces

Rebuilding after a storm like Hurricane Sally is complicated and can take years, and the threat of more storms isn’t letting up.
7 months ago
Hurricane aftermath: Picking up the pieces
7 months ago

Post-Tropical Cyclone Lee approaches Nova Scotia

There are coastal flood alerts, high surf and rip current advisories in effect from Florida to Maine.
7 months ago
Post-Tropical Cyclone Lee approaches Nova Scotia
7 months ago

Hurricane Lee moves north to New England

ABC News’ Melissa Griffin is tracking Hurricane Lee as it moves north, bringing waves to the New England coast.
7 months ago
Hurricane Lee moves north to New England
7 months ago

State of emergency is in effect in Maine as Hurricane Lee approaches New England

The Category 1 storm is causing high waves and dangerous rip currents along the East Coast.
7 months ago
State of emergency is in effect in Maine as Hurricane Lee approaches New England
7 months ago

Maine issues state of emergency as Hurricane Lee heads to New England

Gov. Janet Mills declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Lee.
7 months ago
Maine issues state of emergency as Hurricane Lee heads to New England
7 months ago

Tropical storm warnings across New England ahead of Hurricane Lee’s arrival

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee tracks the latest path of the Category 1 storm as it begins to make its way along the East Coast.
7 months ago
Tropical storm warnings across New England ahead of Hurricane Lee’s arrival
7 months ago

Getting deep into the storm with the hurricane hunters

Ginger Zee joins hurricane scientists aboard a flight deep into Hurricane Lee.
7 months ago
Getting deep into the storm with the hurricane hunters
7 months ago

Hurricane Lee continues its path toward New England

The storm, now a Category 1 hurricane, will reach Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine by the weekend.
7 months ago
Hurricane Lee continues its path toward New England
7 months ago

This is what it's like to fly inside a powerful hurricane

Flying into the eye of a powerful hurricane is not for the faint of heart.
7 months ago
Watch as Ginger Zee flies into the eye of a powerful hurricane
7 months ago

Step inside a hurricane hunter flight

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee goes on a mission to Hurricane Lee with hurricane hunters to discover how NOAA is adapting to forecasting hurricanes in a changing climate.
7 months ago
Step inside a hurricane hunter flight
7 months ago

Patel It Like It Is: Hurricane safety

Dr. Alok Patel breaks down how to stay safe after a hurricane passes through your area.
7 months ago
Patel It Like It Is: Hurricane safety
7 months ago

Latest track and timing of Hurricane Lee

Hurricane Lee is moving north and is already bringing dangerous winds, coastal flooding, and rain to New England.
7 months ago
Latest track and timing of Hurricane Lee
7 months ago

Onboard with hurricane hunters as they fly into the center of Lee

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee travels with NOAA researchers as they fly into the center of Hurricane Lee to gather data on the storm.
7 months ago
Onboard with hurricane hunters as they fly into the center of Lee
7 months ago

Tracking the path of Hurricane Lee

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee is in Lakeland, Florida, and shares the latest track of the hurricane before it is expected to make landfall later this week.
7 months ago
Tracking the path of Hurricane Lee
7 months ago

Storm watches for coastal New England as Hurricane Lee moves in

ABC News senior meteorologist Rob Marciano reports from Narragansett, Rhode Island, as Hurricane Lee brings severe weather conditions to the area.
7 months ago
Storm watches for coastal New England as Hurricane Lee moves in
7 months ago

Hurricane Lee's latest forecast: Northeast to see dangerous rip currents, huge waves

There's an increasing likelihood that Hurricane Lee, now a Category 2 storm, will bring wind, coastal flooding and rain to coastal New England.
7 months ago
Hurricane Lee forecast: East Coast hit with dangerous rip currents, huge waves
7 months ago

Hurricane Lee gains strength in the Atlantic

Severe storms over the weekend have caused nearly 2,900 flight cancellations and more than 11,000 delays in the U.S.
7 months ago
Hurricane Lee gains strength in the Atlantic
7 months ago

Hurricane Lee likely to cause rip currents

Rough surf and rip currents are expected as Hurricane Lee maintains its strength in the Atlantic.
7 months ago
Hurricane Lee likely to cause rip currents
7 months ago

Hurricane Lee becomes rare storm to rapidly intensify from Cat 1 to Cat 5 in 24 hours

Hurricane Lee is only one of a handful of hurricanes in the Atlantic basin during the satellite era to intensify by 85 mph or more within a 24-hour period.
7 months ago
Hurricane Lee becomes rare storm to intensify from Cat 1 to Cat 5 in 24 hours
7 months ago

Hurricane Lee gains strength in the Atlantic

The massive storm is now a Category 4 as it barrels across the ocean.
7 months ago
Hurricane Lee gains strength in the Atlantic
7 months ago

Hurricane Lee becomes Category 5 storm

ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee tracks the hurricane’s latest path as it moves through the Atlantic with winds of over 160 mph.
7 months ago
Hurricane Lee becomes Category 5 storm
7 months ago

Hurricane Lee strengthens as it heads towards Northeast

Lee is forecast to become a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 160 mph by Friday.
7 months ago
Hurricane Lee strengthens as it heads towards Northeast
7 months ago

Hurricane Lee expected to become a category 5 storm Friday

ABC News meteorologist Melissa Griffin tracks Hurricane Lee’s path and its potential impact on the U.S..
7 months ago
Hurricane Lee expected to become a category 5 storm Friday
7 months ago

New hurricane forms in the Atlantic

Hurricane Lee is forecast to rapidly intensify and could be a major Category 3 storm or higher as early as Thursday night.
7 months ago
New hurricane forms in the Atlantic
7 months ago

Hurricane Lee forms in Atlantic

ABC News’ chief meteorologist Ginger Zee tracks the storm’s latest path.
7 months ago
Hurricane Lee forms in Atlantic
8 months ago

3 storms bring dangerous rip currents to East Coast beaches

Hurricane Franklin, which is churning near Bermuda, is bringing huge waves and dangerous rip currents to the entire East Coast.
8 months ago
3 storms bring dangerous rip currents to East Coast beaches
8 months ago

Idalia pounds Carolinas with heavy rain, strong winds

ABC News senior meteorologist Rob Marciano reports on the damage from the tropical storm.
8 months ago
Idalia pounds Carolinas with heavy rain, strong winds
8 months ago

Idalia causes major flooding in Charleston

Tropical Storm Idalia slammed into South Carolina on Wednesday night, creating a storm surge that breached the Charleston Battery.
8 months ago
Idalia causes major flooding in Charleston
8 months ago

Where Idalia is heading next

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee reports on the latest conditions of the tropical storm as it makes its way around the East Coast.
8 months ago
Where Idalia is heading next
8 months ago

Chopper footages shows extensive flooding, damage from Hurricane Idalia

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Florida assessed damage from Hurricane Idalia as chopper footage reveals extensive flooding in the area.
8 months ago
Chopper footages shows extensive flooding, damage from Hurricane Idalia
8 months ago

Idalia tracker: See the tropical storm's latest path

Hurricane Idalia made landfall in Florida Wednesday morning.
8 months ago
Idalia tracker: See the tropical storm's latest path
8 months ago

The strongest hurricanes to hit the US mainland and other tropical cyclone records

Idalia is the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Florida's Apalachee Bay region ever on record. Here is a look at the most powerful storms to hit the U.S. mainland.
8 months ago
Strongest hurricanes to hit the US mainland and other storm records
8 months ago

Latest on Hurricane Idalia’s impacts in Florida

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee joins us from Treasure Island, Florida, with the latest on Hurricane Idalia.
8 months ago
Latest on Hurricane Idalia’s impacts in Florida
8 months ago

Hurricane Idalia makes landfall near Tampa, Florida

Public safety director Steve Litschauer discusses the damage to Manatee County.
8 months ago
Hurricane Idalia makes landfall near Tampa, Florida
8 months ago

President Biden delivers remarks on Hurricane Idalia, Maui wildfires

The president reaffirmed that federal teams are prepared to mobilize support wherever needed.
8 months ago
President Biden delivers remarks on Hurricane Idalia, Maui wildfires
8 months ago

FEMA administrator calls Idalia worst storm to hit Florida's Big Bend in 100 years

Deanne Criswell will travel to Florida Wednesday in preparation to assess the damage with Gov. Ron DeSantis.
8 months ago
FEMA administrator calls Idalia worst storm to hit Florida's Big Bend in 100 years
8 months ago

Residents in Belleair, Florida, are under mandatory evacuation order

Belleair Mayor Michael Wilkinson explains how his town is handling the dangerous flood waters and power outages.
8 months ago
Residents in Belleair, Florida, are under mandatory evacuation order
8 months ago

Some residents stay home rather than evacuate their city ahead of storm

Lisa Benson, resident of Pinellas Park, Florida, joins ABC News to explain how she prepared for Hurricane Idalia ahead of its landfall.
8 months ago
Some residents stay home rather than evacuate their city ahead of storm
8 months ago

Cedar Key resident talks about riding out Hurricane Idalia

Michael Bobbit, a resident of Cedar Key, Florida, rode out the storm in his house boat.
8 months ago
Cedar Key resident talks about riding out Hurricane Idalia
8 months ago

Gov. DeSantis gives update on Idalia

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis provides an update on Hurricane Idalia and the state's plans for recovery.
8 months ago
Gov. DeSantis gives update on Idalia