What happens if we run out of hurricane names?

As expected, 2020 has been a very busy hurricane season in the Atlantic. Fifteen names have already been used, and Vicky’s formation this morning leaves only one more name on the 21-name list for the year: Wilfred.

Smoke chokes West Coast as wildfire deaths keep climbing

Wildfire smoke that posed a health hazard to millions choked the West Coast on Saturday as firefighters battled deadly blazes that obliterated some towns and displaced tens of thousands of people, the latest in a series of calamities this year.

High alert: Deadly Northwest fires burn hundreds of homes

Deadly windblown wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest destroyed hundreds of homes in Oregon, the governor said Wednesday, warning it could be the greatest loss of life and property from wildfire in state history.