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The US government shutdown is preventing scientists from improving forecasts for severe weather and navigational models
The US government shutdown hasn't impacted your weather forecast, NOAA officials say. But it might hurt experts' ability to improve storm forecasting.
From Pyeongchang to Amazon headquarters, these are the top 10 places Americans were looking for in 2018, according to Google
Google took a look back on the trending people, topics, and places as part of its 2018 "Year in Search" series. Here are the results for "Where is..."
Natural disasters killed thousands of people around the world in 2018, and some wildfires and hurricanes set records in the wake of their destruction.
East Island is located 550 miles northwest of Honolulu, Hawaii. In October, the island was wiped off the map when Hurricane Walaka swept through it.
Devastating photos show Hurricane Michael’s damage in Mexico Beach, Florida, where the storm made landfall
Homes in Mexico Beach, Florida were destroyed and submerged in water after Hurricane Michael made landfall there on Wednesday afternoon. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said damage was "way worse than anybody ever anticipated." Here's what the Mexico Beach area looks like.
Hurricane Michael weakens to a tropical storm on its way through central Georgia, and it is due to hit South Carolina
Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday as the third-strongest hurricane to hit the US and the strongest in nearly 50 years. It was downgraded to a tropical storm early Thursday as it passed over Georgia and was due to enter South Carolina next. North Carolina and Virginia are also in its path.
To put big storms into perspective, here are 11 hurricanes that topped the charts as the strongest in the history of the Atlantic Ocean, based on wind speed.
Hurricane Michael is bringing a wall of water up to 14 feet high — here’s what a storm surge is and why it forms
A major threat posed by Hurricane Michael is flooding associated with the storm surge. A storm surge is when hurricanes or tropical storms push the water level way above the high tide line, flooding coastal communities.
21 Waffle House locations have closed in preparation for Hurricane Michael — here’s why that’s a bad sign
Waffle House is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and it's known for staying open during many natural disasters. Because of this, it has become an unofficial way for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to track the severity of a natural disaster.
Hurricane Michael, which is closing in on the Florida Panhandle, could be the worst storm to hit the area in decades. But only three in 10 Americans say they have an emergency preparedness kit, and 42% say they are not at all prepared for a disaster, according to a recent MSN poll.