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Category-5 Maria makes landfall in ‘potentially catastrophic’ hurricane

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BRACING FOR MARIA. A man and a boy nail a board over a window on September 18, 2017, in Trois-Rivieres, on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, as Hurricane Maria approaches the Caribbean. Cedrick Isham Calvados/AFP

The maximum-strength storm made landfall on the Caribbean island of Dominica around 0115 GMT Tuesday with top winds swirling at 160 miles (257 kilometres) per hour, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) says

GUADELOUPE, France (Sept. 19, 2017) — Hurricane Maria strengthened into a “potentially catastrophic” Category Five storm as it barreled into eastern Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma, forcing residents to evacuate in powerful winds and lashing rain. Continue reading Category-5 Maria makes landfall in ‘potentially catastrophic’ hurricane

Storm surges and record winds: Hurricane Irma’s destruction mapped

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Hurricane Irma’s path of destruction. theguardian.com

The powerful storm finally reached Florida on Sunday, moving up the peninsula’s west coast, where the cities of Naples and Tampa bore the brunt

September 11, 2017 — Florida is today dealing with storm surges and swollen rivers whilst surveying the damage caused by the passage of Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the north Atlantic. Continue reading Storm surges and record winds: Hurricane Irma’s destruction mapped

Florida Keys facing potential ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Irma aftermath

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People walk through flooded streets the morning after Hurricane Irma swept through Fort Myers, Florida. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Military crews were on standby with body bags for possible fatalities in the Keys while millions remain without power across Florida

September 11, 2017 — The horrific scale of Hurricane Irma’s trail of devastation across Florida was becoming evident on Monday as the remnants of the most powerful storm in Atlantic history limped north into Georgia and a demise over land. Continue reading Florida Keys facing potential ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Irma aftermath

Asian typhoons becoming more intense, study finds

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On 7 July 2015, satellite images showed the Pacific Ocean with two typhoons, one tropical storm, one formation alert and one large area of increased convection. Photograph: JMA MTSAT-2/NOAA

Giant storms that wreak havoc across China, Japan, Korea and the Philippines have grown 50% stronger in the past 40 years due to warming seas

September 6, 2016 — The destructive power of the typhoons that wreak havoc across China, Japan, Korea and the Philippines has intensified by 50% in the past 40 years due to warming seas, a new study has found.  Continue reading Asian typhoons becoming more intense, study finds