The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1 and runs through November 30, although Subtropical Storm Andrew made 2019 the fifth consecutive year to have a named storm form outside of that time frame. The Atlantic season includes the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Monday, September 9, 2019
After devastating the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian has moved up the Atlantic Coast and is now affecting the Canadian Maritimes. Dorian was the fifth Atlantic hurricane to reach Category Five status in four years and has already broken records with sustained wind speeds exceeding 185 miles per hour. Many are attributing Dorian’s strength and fury to climate change. Although Dorian was ultimately downgraded - it is now a Category 1 after impacting the Carolinas as a Category 2/3 - it has had wide-reaching impacts along the Eastern Seaboard, and early estimates suggest the cleanup and repairs will cost tens of billions of dollars.