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Category 5 Hurricane Maria could directly hit Puerto Rico

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee gives an update on hurricanes Maria and Jose.

Hurricanes

The scariest thing about 2017’s hurricanes: They got really bad, really fast

“Maria is developing the dreaded pinhole eye,” wrote National Hurricane Center forecaster Jack Beven on Monday evening, as the storm reached Category 4 intensity.<p>That inward contraction of a hurricane’s eye can be one telltale indicator of what hurricane gurus technically call “rapid …

Climate Change

Dominica PM shares frightening posts on destruction of Hurricane Maria

The Prime Minister of the Caribbean island of Dominica posted live on Facebook as Hurricane Maria battered the country, including his own …

Dominica

What Do Hurricane Categories Actually Mean?

As climate change worsens, so does hurricane season. But what do meteorologists and news anchors mean when they talk about hurricane categories, like …

Weather

Hurricane Maria seen swirling from space in new video

The only real way to understand the scale of a Category 5 hurricane like Maria on Earth is to see it from space.<p>A new video taken by onboard cameras on the International Space Station shows the scale of Hurricane Maria like nothing else.<p>The 45-second video clip shows off the Category 5 storm's …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Maria intensifies into a 'potentially catastrophic' Category 5 hurricane

Hurricane Maria continues to intensify at an alarming rate, jumping from a low Category 1 storm to a perilous and powerful dangerous Category 5 over …

Weather

Hurricane Maria now a top Category 5 storm: US Center

Hurricane Maria strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane at the top of the five-step Saffir-Simpson wind scale as it swept …

Category 5

The overlooked asset class that looks set to dominate over the next 5 years

The next 48 hours may be all about expecting the unexpected. A tropical storm turned into a Category 5 hurricane and smashed into the tiny island of Dominica overnight.<p>Where markets are concerned, the hopes are for something slightly less unpredictable. We’re just a day ahead of a Fed announcement …

Business

Hurricane Maria: See the Latest Videos from Space

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites have been capturing imagery of Maria since it first began to form in the Atlantic …

Weather

Hurricane warning vs. watch: How are they different?

Maria, a Category 5 hurricane, is moving toward Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, both of which are under a hurricane warning, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday.<p>When the threat of a hurricane looms, it’s important for residents to know if hurricane warnings or watches have been …

Weather

Jesus Take The Wheel: Puerto Rico Residents Told To “Evacuate Or Die” As Cat-5 Hurricane Maria Approaches

<i>Image via CEDRIK-ISHAM CALVADOS/AFP/Getty Images</i><p>Puerto Rico Bracing For Category 5 Hurricane Maria<p>Hurricanes and tropical storms have been doing …

Puerto Rico

10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

No top chums for you, kid. Picture: Getty Images<p>Good morning.<p>1. <b>The US president</b> spoke to the UN general assembly for the first time and said if North …

North Korea

Hurricane Maria intensifies to Category 5 as it nears Dominica

Hurricane Maria has intensified to a “potentially catastrophic” Category 5 hurricane, the US National Hurricane Centre said on Monday night as the …

Weather

Storms test resolve of Caribbean

(September 19, 2017) – As Hurricane Jose continues on its slow trek off the eastern coast of the US, delivering dangerous rip currents and surf to …

US Virgin Islands

Puerto Rico Braces For Category 5 Hurricane Maria

<b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — Hurricane Irma, and now Maria, are dealing a brutal one-two punch to the island of Puerto Rico.<p>Puerto Rico hasn’t even had a chance …

Puerto Rico

Category 5 Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Caribbean

Hurricane Maria made landfall as a Category 5 storm on Dominica in the Caribbean late Monday.<p>Maria grew into an "extremely dangerous" Category 5 …

Weather

The 2017 hurricane season really is more intense than normal

It was only 25 days ago that Hurricane Harvey made landfall.<p>You could be forgiven for thinking it’s been longer. After all, that was four hurricanes …

Weather

Mean and menacing, the most chilling satellite images of Hurricane Maria

Imagery of monster Category 5 hurricanes from space are hard to stop staring at. They unmask the structure of one of nature’s most powerful forces in vivid and striking detail.<p>The satellite views of Category 5 Hurricane Maria are no exception, coming just two weeks after we gazed at the …

Weather

Why This Hurricane Season Is So Intense

Warm ocean waters, weak winds and hot air are conspiring to feed frequent and ferocious storms<p>By<p>Robert Lee Hotz<p>Robert Lee Hotz<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@LeHotz<p>Lee.Hotz@wsj.com<p>The most severe hurricane season in almost a decade is stoked by warmer-than-average Atlantic Ocean currents, weak …

Weather

Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica

Category 5 hurricane Maria devastates Dominica being the strongest hurricane to ever hit the country. Air Canada will be operating 5 early flights to …

Dominica

Where is Hurricane Maria heading? Mapping the path of destruction

Track the route of the second powerful storm to hit the islands of the Caribbean this month<p>Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, is threatening the US and British Virgin Islands as well as Puerto Rico after it caused widespread devastation to the small island …

Puerto Rico

“Potentially catastrophic” Hurricane Maria set to strike Puerto Rico | Ars Technica

Maria would rank among the 10 most-intense landfalling hurricanes in the Atlantic.<p>Only one Category 5 hurricane has ever made landfall on the island …

Weather

Airlines Make Changes Ahead of Hurricane Maria

Major national airlines have warned travellers of possible flight cancellations and delays as Category 5 Hurricane Maria makes landfall Monday in the …

FEMA

Hurricane Maria takes aim at islands devastated by Irma

Hurricane Maria, now a Category 2 storm, is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane later today as it bears down on Caribbean islands already …

Science

Caribbean Bracing for Hurricane Maria; US Landfall Possible Next Week

Between Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, the 2017 hurricane season is already one for the record books. Both of these storms will easily end up …

Airlines

There are 3 named storms in the Atlantic, but Hurricane Maria is the one to watch

The Atlantic hurricane season continues at a brisk pace, with three named storms — Hurricane Jose, Hurricane Maria, and Tropical Depression Lee — all spinning as of Sunday evening.<p>While Hurricane Jose will produce heavy rains, high winds, and dangerous waves for some immediate coastal areas of …

Weather

Category 5 Hurricane Maria Takes Aim at Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Residents of Puerto Rico are scrambling for supplies in advance of the storm, while the governor has declared a state of emergency, rationing basic provisions like water and baby formula.

Weather

Category 5 Hurricane Maria Hits Dominica

<b>Above:</b> GOES-16 visible image of Maria just before sunset, at 5:17 pm EDT Monday, September 18, 2017. Image credit: NOAA/RAMMB.<p>Category 5 Hurricane …

Weather

UN provides Cuba with food aid after Irma rips up coast

HAVANA: The United Nations' World Food Programme said on Saturday it was launching a US$5.7 million operation in Cuba to help feed nearly 700,000 …

Cuba

Trump on hurricanes: 'I never even knew a Category 5 existed'

At a White House reception last night, Donald Trump reflected on the severity of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively, and referring to the …

Donald Trump