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Extreme weather events marked the course of 2020

The past year has seen a number of extreme weather events, including storms, wildfires and heat waves. The causative link is climate change. A number of the events have caused considerable damage. Some of the most extreme events are presented.

Maximum Category 5 Hurricane Iota barrels towards Central America

- Hurricane Iota strengthened into a "catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane and was set to slam into Central America late Monday, threatening areas devastated by a powerful storm just two weeks ago, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned.

Hurricane Iota bears down on storm-battered Central America

Tegucigalpa - Less than two weeks after powerful storm Eta killed more than 200 people across Central America, authorities warned that Hurricane Iota was set to wallop coastal areas of Nicaragua and Honduras on Monday.

Hurricane Eta hits Nicaragua with strong wind and rain: official

- A powerful Hurricane Eta lashed the north coast of Nicaragua on Tuesday with heavy rain and winds of more than 130 miles per hour that ripped up trees and roofs, authorities said.

Essential Science: What climate change reveals about hurricanes

This year's hurricane season is expected to be bad. Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to push severe storm development in the Atlantic, according to new research. What can these, and other findings, reveal about hurricanes and climate?

Hurricane Sally gains strength as it nears southern US

New Orleans - Hurricane Sally picked up strength as it edged towards the US Gulf Coast early Wednesday, with forecasts of drenching rains that could provoke "historic" and potentially deadly flash floods.

Tropical system near Florida coast has 60% chance of development

Miami - A disturbance east of Florida has high odds of becoming the next tropical depression or storm of the year, while Tropical Storm Paulette is forecast to become the next hurricane of the 2020 season.

Hurricane Genevieve loses strength off Mexico

Mexico - Hurricane Genevieve weakened Wednesday to a Category 1 storm off Mexico's Baja California peninsula, US forecasters said, after bringing rain and high waves to the country's northwest coast.

Threat to Florida eases as Isaias is slated to remain tropical storm

Miami - Isaias neared the Florida coast Sunday threatening to bring strong winds, flash flooding and storm surges but was no longer expected to regain hurricane strength.

Douglas threatens Hawaii as Hanna downgraded to tropical storm

Honolulu - Hawaii braced for Hurricane Douglas on Sunday, as the storm approached the Pacific archipelago, after the year's first Atlantic hurricane lashed Texas.

Cristobal forms in Gulf of Mexico as season's third tropical storm

Miami - Tropical Storm Cristobal's formation in the Gulf of Mexico marks a new record as the earliest that the Atlantic hurricane season has seen its third named disturbance, US meteorologists said Tuesday.

Storm alert: Hurricanes are getting stronger

New environmental evidence suggests that hurricanes are becoming stronger. Longer-term environmental data signals variations are occurring, with more intense storms being recorded.

US forecasters predict 'above normal' Atlantic hurricane season

Miami - US forecasters on Thursday predicted an "above normal" Atlantic hurricane season with three to six storms of Category 3 or higher.

Climate change impacts on size and spread of hurricanes

Climate change can impact on extreme weather, especially violently strong winds. New research finds that climate change impacted Hurricane Florence's precipitation and size, based on computer modelling.

Earthquake-hit Puerto Rico investigates unused emergency supplies

Miami - Protests broke out in earthquake-hit Puerto Rico on Monday as a judicial investigation was opened into the weekend discovery of unused emergency supplies leftover from the devastating Hurricane Maria.

Essential Science: Stormquakes found in powerful oceanic storms

You’ll have heard of earthquakes and hurricanes. Now, how about stormquakes? These powerful oceanic events are set to be categorized as a new meteorological phenomenon, based on new research centered on the U.S. coastline.

Caribbean gets smart to cope with hurricanes

Saint John's - After monster Hurricane Irma annihilated the farm sector of Barbuda in 2017, growers got smart: among other changes, they moved their crops to higher ground.

Humberto leaves 28,000 without power in Bermuda

Hamilton - Hurricane Humberto headed northward in the Atlantic Thursday after tearing off rooftops and knocking out power to more than 28,000 customers as it brushed past Bermuda, forecasters and local news reports said.

Hurricane Humberto brushes Bermuda

Hamilton - Residents of the tiny British archipelago of Bermuda battened down the hatches as Hurricane Humberto, a major category 3 storm packing fierce winds and punishing rain, brushed near the islands Wednesday evening.

Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas

Miami - Tropical Storm Humberto lashed the Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the wake of the devastation wrought less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Dorian.

Tropical Storm Humberto targets hurricane-hit Bahamas

Miami - The devastated northern Bahama islands were facing a fresh tropical storm on Saturday, potentially complicating desperately needed relief efforts to the shattered archipelago in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

1,300 still missing in hurricane-hit Bahamas: officials

Miami - Some 1,300 people are still unaccounted for in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, officials said Thursday, down from the 2,500 previously reported.

2,500 unaccounted for in hurricane-hit Bahamas: official

Nassau - About 2,500 people are unaccounted for in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, the archipelago's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Wednesday.

2,500 unaccounted for in hurricane-hit Bahamas: official

Nassau - Some 2,500 people are unaccounted for in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, the archipelago's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Wednesday.

Haitians in hurricane-devastated Bahamas face uncertain future

Nassau - Even before Hurricane Dorian destroyed their shantytown on Abaco Island, life was not easy for the Haitian immigrant community in the Bahamas.Now the loss of everything they own is compounded by fear about the future.

Bahamas Dorian toll climbs to 50, as thousands evacuated

Nassau - Bahamas authorities have updated the death toll from Hurricane Dorian to 50 with the number expected to climb, local media reported, as thousands are evacuated from the archipelago's hardest-hit islands.

Trump warns of 'bad people' among Bahamas hurricane survivors

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday that the US would have to be careful about allowing Bahamian survivors of Hurricane Dorian into the country, warning there could be "very bad people" among them.

Bahamas hurricane toll up to 45, many more missing

Nassau - Authorities in the Bahamas have updated the death toll from Hurricane Dorian to 45, with police calling for the public to register details of the many people still missing.

For Bahamas island's new homeless, a grim wait for evacuation

Marsh Harbour - "Here, we're all going to die."Miralda Smith spoke in a nervous near-whisper as she lined up Saturday with hundreds of other weary, shell-shocked residents of devastated Marsh Harbour to leave the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas.

'It's hell everywhere': collecting Dorian's dead in ravaged Bahamas

Marsh Harbour - In the desolation left after Hurricane Dorian carved a murderous path across the northern Bahamas, six men dressed in immaculate white overalls zip a corpse into a body bag.
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