A slower-than-usual hurricane season is expected this year because of an expected El Nino, federal forecasters said Thursday, but they warned that it takes only one storm to wreak havoc and urged Americans to be prepared.
Hurricane Isaac has made landfall in southeast Louisiana with winds near 80 mph.
U.S. forecasters predicted Thursday that this year’s Atlantic hurricane season would produce a normal number of about nine to 15 tropical storms.
Utilities in the Washington-Baltimore region are urging customers to conserve energy as a heat wave approaches.
Weather forecasters at Colorado State University are predicting an above-average hurricane season for the Atlantic Ocean.