Water floods outside buildings in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Photograph: Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images

More than 1 million people along the Carolina and Virginia coasts fled towards higher ground on Monday in a mass evacuation ordered days before the ex(...)

Forecast cone for the storm center of hurricane Florence. Photograph: NOAA/Reutes

Category 1 hurricane Florence gained strength on Sunday in the central Atlantic and is expected to turn into a major storm by Monday night as it churn(...)

Soldiers patrol in a street in Marigot, on the French Caribbean island of St Martin, as preparations were made for the arrival of Hurricane Maria. Photograph: Helene Valenzuela/AFP/Getty Images

Hurricane Maria has claimed its first life, with local officials reporting that someone was killed by a falling tree on the French island of Guadeloup(...)

Hundreds of people gather in an emergency shelter at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida, September 8th, 2017, ahead of Hurricane Irma. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Florida has braced for one of the most violent storms on record, as Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean and Cuba on Friday, leaving a trail(...)

Jamaicans stand next to shopping trolleys filled with bottled water and other items outside a supermarket, pending the arrival of Hurricane Matthew in Kingston. Photograph: Reuters

Hurricane Matthew weakened slightly on Saturday as it headed towards Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba, but with winds reaching 230 kilometres per hour, locals (...)