8th September - Today's News: Irma Pummels More Islands as Massive Earthquake Hits Mexico
Hurricane Irma pummels Turks and Caicos islands as the death toll from Hurricane Irma rises as Floridians on coast are urged to leave and in the British Virgin Islands, UK territory declares state of emergency. This is also criticism of the UK's aid response. Justifiably in my opinion - the likely impact of Irma was known a week ago and aid plans should have been put in place then. HMS Ocean should already be on it's way ....
Trio of hurricanes in Atlantic Ocean baffles weather scientists - it's unprecended to have three storms likely to make landfall around the same time
And if that wasn't enough, on the Pacific coast there's been a Mexico earthquake: Tsunami confirmed as capital hit by magnitude-8.1 quake, killing five
In California, the death toll from Bay Area heat wave hits 6
British Columbia's 'unprecedented' wildfire season may continue well into fall whilst this U.S. wildfire season is among the worst: Here's why
And it's possible that ship exhaust may make lightning at sea more intense