“Later this week, Hurricane Florence is expected to hit the southern portion of the U.S. East Coast. It harbors the potential for life-threatening conditions and has already forced mandatory evacuations.
“As Florence spins toward the Carolinas with 130 mile-per-hour winds, the northern Atlantic ocean is spinning two other named hurricanes—Isaac and Helene.
“In the Pacific, tropical storm Olivia is on track to hit Hawaii, dumping large amounts of rain on the islands.
“It’s no coincidence that the ocean has suddenly begun churning out intense storms all at once.
“According to NOAA, late August to October is the peak of hurricane season when conditions are primed to create the perfect storm, though deadly hurricanes can form through the whole season (June through November).”
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