Irma is one of the strongest Atlantic storms on record - but hurricane hunters flew straight into it. Buckle up!
The final tally of natural disasters in the US was $306 billion dollars, a study has shown, making 2017 the most expensive year on record. Hurricanes, wildfires, flooding and tornadoes were among the major disasters.
The world's biggest reinsurance company, Munich Re, has unveiled new figures about the costs of natural disasters in 2017, showing that the industry faces record payments to insured clients.
When the electric car firm Tesla remotely upgraded some of its cars to expand their mileage capacity to allow people to flee further from Hurricane Irma, little did it know another kind of storm was brewing.
Not every storm that occurs in the Atlantic becomes a hurricane. Nevertheless, there are always storms of the highest category - the latest, Irma, is one of them. But what does that mean?
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