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Hurricane Harvey, over the course of five days, dumped an unprecedented level of rainfall expected based on probabilities.
Saturated media coverage of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma can make it seem like disasters happen all the time. Is the frequency of billion-dollar disasters really rising?
Experts predict that Irma will remain a hurricane though Monday morning (Sept. 11), and perhaps longer.
Today, September 10, the is the likeliest day to have a hurricane, according to weather prediction models.
Space and weather agencies are sending data to the National Hurricane Center to issue warnings and forecasts about Irma's potential for destruction in the Caribbean Sea.
Friday morning saw Irma downgraded to a Category 4 hurricane. But don't relax just yet — it's still a powerful and potentially deadly beast of a storm.
The decision about new hurricane names is made by a committee, which doesn't stop some people from making their own special naming requests.
Florida's governor has declared a statewide emergency in response to Hurricane Irma, now a Category 5 storm that is churning in the Atlantic Ocean.
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