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Fires, hurricanes, floods, tornados, and other natural disasters are becoming increasingly common in the US. But only three in ten American families have an emergency preparedness kit, while 42% of Americans say they're not at all prepared for disaster.
Hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical storms are moving more slowly over the Earth's surface, especially over land. That doesn't mean these storms are any less powerful — instead, it allows them more time to dump rain and whip coasts with powerful winds, making them more destructive.
Subtropical Storm Alberto is the first named cyclone of the 2018 hurricane season, according to the National Hurricane Center. Alberto formed in the northwest Caribbean Sea and is headed for the Gulf Coast, where it's expected to bring heavy flooding rains and powerful winds.
The Coast Guard chief describes how the US remains unprepared to deal with the effects of climate change
The US military, despite Trump's directives otherwise, has continued to prepare for the effects of climate change, but the US public still has work to do.
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The insurance group said claims from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria alone would total an estimated $225 million.
Wind speeds of 118mph have been recorded just off the Irish coast, as the powerful weather system moves in.
"The desperation is getting out of hand," CNN's Leyla Santiago said on Tuesday, reporting from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Photos show how Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm, devastated the US territory of Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Maria, the third-strongest hurricane ever to hit the US, left 100% of Puerto Rico without power. It's on the move in the Caribbean.