LAKELAND, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 11, 2017) (NBC) — Hurricane Irma pounded heavily populated areas of central Florida on Monday (September 11) as it carved through the state with high winds, storm surges and torrential rains that left millions without power, ripped roofs off homes and flooded city streets. Continue reading
A storm surge is an enormous mound of water that accumulates and is pushed ashore by hurricane winds. Continue reading
Hurricane Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday as it slowly moved across southern Texas, causing major damage and prompting floodwaters to rise. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading
Patricia, one of the strongest ever hurricanes, crashed into western Mexico with rain and winds of up to 165 mph (266 kph), hammering coastal areas but skirting major cities and causing less damage than feared.