UP to seventeen new storms could batter parts of the US in the coming months, forecasters have warned.
Meteorologists at Colorado State University predict that 20 named storms could hit the country this season.
There could be 10 hurricanes and five may be classified as Category 3 or above, による CSU.
This means that wind speeds could be a minimum of 111mph and communities may lose power for weeks, FoxWeather レポート.
Roads could be blocked by downed trees in a Category 3 嵐.
その間, scientists at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting between six and 10 hurricanes to hit this season.
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Data reveals that seven hurricanes were reported during the 2021 シーズン.
Meteorologist Phil Klotzbach revealed that tropical Atlantic and Caribbean are warmed than normal.
これまでのところ, three named storms have rocked the US – Alex, ボニー, and Colin.
The next storms will be known as Danielle, Earl, Fiona, and Gaston.
通常, the third storm doesn’t form until August 3 – meaning the season is a month ahead this year.
Tropical Storm Colin forced July 4 celebrations to be shelved in parts of the Carolinas.
Organizers in Charleston, サウスカロライナ, had to scrap an Independence Day celebration after flooding was reported near a harbor.
Scott Watson, the city’s director of cultural affairs, APに言った: 「明らかに, we’re disappointed. This promised to be a great family event, and we hate to have to cancel.”
In Columbia, one woman said South Carolina Highway Patrol officials had to rescue her daughter from a car window as water flooded the vehicle.
そして, a July 4 festival in Southport, North Carolina was also axed because of the weather.
The storm also killed a 52-year-old man, who drowned off Oak Island.
Medics performed CPR for more than 30 minutes before he was pronounced dead.
Colin originated near Florida’s East Coast before traveling towards Georgia and moving inland over South Carolina.
Officials had warned of dangerous surf conditions as Tropical Storm Colin barrelled in.
Winds of up to 35mph were reported in Wilmington, ノースカロライナ州.
そして, Tropical Storm Bonnie left at least three people dead as it caused havoc over Central America.
The storm caused damage in El Salvador and Nicaragua and wind speeds of up to 80mph were reported as it headed toward Mexico.
Two people were killed in separate flooding-related incidents, according to the Nicaraguan Army.
Alberto Flores Landero, 40, died while trying to cross the Mati River, which had overflowed due to the heavy rain.
Juan Carlos Alemán, 38, died helping passengers from a bus that fell into the Ali Bethel River in the same area.
Mattresses were distributed to displaced families, said the Family Ministry.
そして, motorists were left stranded in Miami as Tropical Storm Alex caused disruption in June.
First responders used high water rescue vehicles to assist people to safety who were stranded in the waters.
The storm dropped around 12 inches of rain on downtown Miami and over nine and a half inches on South Miami.
マイアミデイド郡市長, Danielle Levine-Cava, also said the flooding was due to storm drains that weren’t working properly, causing water to come back up through the drains.
Forecasters have predicted there is a 75 per chance that a Category 3-5 hurricane will hit the US coastline this year.
The Gulf Coast has a 49 per cent chance, while the East Coast including Peninsula Florida has a 50 per cent chance.