The 2020 Hurricane Season in Rewind

There have been 30 named storms and 13 hurricanes this year, the most active Atlantic season on record.

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Eta Targets Florida, Again

The storm, which had battered South Florida as well as parts of Cuba and Central America, briefly strengthened to a Category One Hurricane on Wednesday as it approached the Gulf Coast.

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Eta Heads for South Florida

Eta, the 28th named storm of the active 2020 hurricane season, was expected to strengthen as it approached the Florida Keys after bringing catastrophic rainfall to Honduras and Nicaragua.

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Zeta Is Forecast to Bring Life-Threatening Storm Surge to Louisiana

The storm, which was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon. Preparations across the state have already begun.

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Tropical Storm Zeta Churns Toward Louisiana

The state already has been slammed by Hurricanes Laura and Delta, which hit the coast during the tumultuous 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

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Tropical Storm Zeta Approaches Gulf Coast

Zeta is expected to become a hurricane before it makes landfall in the United States on Wednesday. It is the 27th named storm of an unusually active Atlantic hurricane season.

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Gulf States Brace for Hurricane Delta

The governors of Alabama and Mississippi have declared states of emergency, while some parishes in Louisiana are under mandatory evacuation orders.

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Hurricane Delta Barrels Toward Mexico

The category 3 storm is expected to hit the Yucatán Peninsula on Wednesday before heading to the northern Gulf Coast at the end of the week.

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Hurricane Delta Intensifies to Category 2

The storm is the ninth named hurricane of the Atlantic season. It may reach the Gulf Coast by the end of the week.

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After Storms, They Built Higher. They Dread Doing It Again.

The deep bonds residents have for their coastal community have been tested by three epic hurricanes. Many wonder whether it’s time to leave.

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Live Hurricane Sally Updates: Gulf Coast Prepares for Deluge

Officials urged people to prepare for “life-threatening” flash floods, torrential rains and strong winds. “This is the real deal,” Mississippi’s governor said.

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As Hurricane Sally Looms, the Gulf Coast Braces Itself Yet Again

Forecasters expect the storm to make landfall on Tuesday with potentially lethal storm surge and powerful winds.

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Tropical Storm Sally Barrels Toward the Gulf Coast

The storm is expected to bring dangerous flooding to areas of Louisiana and Mississippi, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Here’s a Way to Make Communities More Resilient to Hurricanes

Listen to the scientists who study them.

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Hurricane Laura Live Updates: Category 4 Storm Slams Gulf Coast

The powerful storm is expected to bring an “unsurvivable” surge of water up to 20 feet in southern Louisiana. “Know that it’s just you and God,” the mayor of Port Arthur, Texas, warned those who did not evacuate.

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Hurricane Laura Live Updates: Storm Is Expected to Strengthen to Category 4

The hurricane is projected to make landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border early Thursday, with powerful winds and heavy rains likely as soon as Wednesday afternoon.

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Hurricane Laura Strengthens in the Gulf and Rekindles Dread From Past Storms

Hurricane Laura is expected to hit the coast of Texas and Louisiana near the anniversary of Harvey, one of the most disastrous storms the region has experienced.

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Hurricane Laura Live Updates: Storm Strengthens to Category 1

The Gulf Coast was largely spared by Tropical Storm Marco, but officials warned that Laura is expected to be much more damaging.

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Campaign Urges NASA to Rename the John C. Stennis Space Center

The center, in Mississippi, is named for a former senator who opposed civil rights legislation and the Supreme Court ruling that desegregated the nation’s public schools.

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Saharan Dust Plume to Reach the U.S.

The dry and dusty layer of air can enhance sunrises and suppress storms.

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Cristobal Threatens Gulf Coast From Louisiana to Florida

The third named storm of what is predicted to be an intense hurricane season is expected to make landfall on Sunday.

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A Decade After Deepwater Horizon

Rolling back regulations ignores the central lessons from the country’s largest oil spill.

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A Forest Submerged 60,000 Years Ago Could Save Your Life One Day

Before this underwater forest disappears, scientists recently raced to search for shipworms and other sea life that might conceal medicine of the future.

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