This Hurricane Season Is As Unusual As The Huge Storms Themselves
Hurricanes Irma and Harvey are tumultuous, but projections for the rest of this hurricane season suggest it could get worse.LEARN MORE
Many islanders are still trying to rebuild after Hurricane Irma.
It's been less than two weeks since Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean and devastated the region, and forecasters say another storm could follow its path.
Maria reached tropical storm status in the Atlantic on Saturday and is expected to become a hurricane by Monday night, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Maria is expected to hit some of the islands that are still reeling from Hurricane Irma.
Irma is the strongest Atlantic storm on record. If projections for Maria are accurate, this would be the first time two major hurricanes have passed so close to the Virgin Islands in the same season.
It's still too early early to know if the storm will reach the U.S.
Scientists using proxies such as ice cores, tree rings and corals have also said this is the warmest decade Earth has seen in about 125,000 years.
Record-breaking rainfall and record-high temperatures pummeled much of Washington and Oregon as an atmospheric river hit the region.
Rain and snow are expected in Washington and Oregon, and may spread to Wyoming and Colorado later in the week.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 100,000 Americans are living with sickle cell disease.
U.S. officials are considering issuing hunting permits to help limit the West Coast population of invasive barred owls.
Good Samaritans caught the woman allegedly pouring gasoline onto the home and attempting to ignite it with a lighter.