August 06, 2020
Tropical Storms and hurricanes are given their names in alphabetical order from A to Z. Hurricane Isaias (EE-sah-EE-us) arose in the Atlantic in the latter days of July, and in a normal hurricane season we would not see an “I” named storm until the month of October. Because the ocean waters are abnormally warm, there is no doubt 2020 is going to be a very dangerous year for hurricanes.
As of the writing of this blog, Isaias has killed at least nine people, more than 3 million people are without power, and this hurricane will probably be the 11th billion-dollar disaster of the year. Here are the current ten, not counting Isaias: