The number of deaths attributed to Hurricane Irma, more than six months after its rampage across the Caribbean and the south-eastern United States, increased to 129 — more than twice the amount reported at the end of the storm.
Weather watchers will have their eyes on the skies in the coming days as Hurricane Helene creeps closer to the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Americans have been invited to shoot “guns at Hurricane Florence” in a bizarre event designed to scare the storm away.
Donald Trump has said the US government is ready for Hurricane Florence and insisted his administration’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico last year was an “underappreciated great job”.
Motorists streamed inland on roads converted to one-way evacuation routes as about 1.7 million people in three US states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 130mph winds and potentially ruinous rains.
Millions of Americans are preparing for what could be one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the eastern seaboard in decades.
Millions of Americans are preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades, with mandatory evacuations already issued for parts of three East Coast states.
Hurricane Lane has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm as it approaches Hawaii, according to the US National Weather Service.
Hurricane Lane has soaked Hawaii’s Big Island, dumping 12in of rain in as many hours as the state endures its first hurricane since 1992.
Hurricane Lane has soaked Hawaii’s Big Island, dumping 12in of rain in as many hours as residents stocked up on supplies and tried to protect their homes ahead of the state’s first hurricane since 1992.