"Back-to-back-to-back years of a major hurricane
could keep the pressure on for higher reinsurance rates, especially with some participants having given notice that they are pulling out of this business.
"Strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane
on Friday, and remain an extremely dangerous hurricane through the weekend," the NHC said.
Once it gets north of the islands, "all indications are it will go through at least one period of rapid intensification over the next two days, and be a major hurricane
by the end of the week," said Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground, an IBM business.
We really put this approach to the test in 2017, when three major hurricanes
- Harvey, Irma and Maria - struck the United States.
A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands on Sunday, with forecasters saying Maria would strengthen rapidly into a major hurricane
in the next two days and rip into the Leeward Islands on Monday night.
become a dangerous major hurricane
as it nears the Leeward Islands
TEHRAN (FNA)- A second powerful storm in as many weeks began bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying Maria would strengthen rapidly into a major hurricane
as it ripped into the Leeward Islands on Monday night.
Savannah, Dhu-AlHijjah 16, 1438, Sep 7, 2017, SPA -- Shifting forecasts raised the threat to the Southeast from fierce Hurricane Irma and prompted emergency declarations in the Carolinas and coastal Georgia, including areas that haven't suffered a direct hit from a major hurricane
in more than a century.
The Texas Tribune and ProPublica last year found that the state's biggest city is largely unprepared for a major hurricane
Of those, researchers expect four to become hurricanes and two to reach major hurricane
strength (Saffir/Simpson category 3-4-5) with sustained winds of 111 miles per hour or greater.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a statement on October 24 observing that a major hurricane
has not struck the United States in 11 years.
Matthew, the first major hurricane
threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years, closed in on Florida on Thursday after killing at least 339 people in Haiti on its destructive march north through the Caribbean.