The dangers to lives and property will already be mounting across Japan on Sunday’s Election Day prior to Typhoon Lan slamming onshore at night.
Deadly wildfires ravaged Spain and Portugal this week while a potent storm in the Pacific Northwest caused damage near Seattle.
Typhoon Lan is expected to strengthen before threatening Japan into this weekend and early next week.
Accumulated cyclone energy, or ACE, measures the strength of hurricanes and tropical storms over their duration, allowing meteorologists to compare different storms and seasons.
A stunning, red-tinted sky sent social media abuzz in the United Kingdom on Monday as former Hurricane Ophelia impacted the region.
Regardless of whether the Atlantic Basin’s next tropical depression forms by midweek, downpours will stream from the northern Caribbean to Bermuda through Tuesday.
Despite no longer being a hurricane, Ophelia turned deadly and continues to batter Ireland and the United Kingdom with destructive winds and dangerous seas.
Misconceptions circulating during hurricane season are nothing new. Here are five common beliefs surrounding hurricane preparations that have proven to be false.