Why This Hurricane Season Has Been So Catastrophic:
After Harvey, Irma, and Maria, Michael Greshko (National Geographic) looks at why this hurricane season has been so active.
Just as Hurricane Harvey wrapped up its devastation of Houston, Irma got into line behind it and quickly built into the strongest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history. Now, Maria leaves a broken Caribbean in its wake: Dominica’s rooftops and rainforests have been ripped to shreds, and Puerto Rico may be without power for months as a result of the storm.
It’s hard to avoid comparisons to the last time two such powerful storms threatened U.S. landfall in the catastrophic 2005 hurricane season, 12 years ago.
As in 2005, when Katrina and Rita de…
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Clipper Race: Frustrating Winds for Nasdaq:
(September 24, 2017; Day 35) – Fans in Punta del Este are waiting on one final arrival, with Nasdaq in the final stages of the 6,400 nautical mile leg 1 of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. Nasdaq is expected to arrive between 0100 – 0500 UTC September 25. Nasdaq will finish the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg 1 in twelfth place, whilst Greenings was crowned the overall winner. Race 2 of the Clipper Race starts on October 4, departing Punta del Este, heading into the Southern Atlantic for the 3,560 nm mile journey to Cape Town, South Africa. Full Report.
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