New research shows that hotter sea surface temperatures fuel storms that weaken far slower over land, giving them more time to wreak havoc than average storms in the 1960s.
The storm has left scores of people dead and over 100 others missing in Mexico and Central America after it made landfall as a category 4 hurricane.
"You no longer have to travel far to report on a climate disaster, as one will soon come to a neighborhood near you."
The late-season storm is now the 10th hurricane of the Atlantic season.
The hurricane blew ashore near the town of Creole with top winds of 100 mph.
A week after making landfall and fizzling out, Paulette is back ... "because 2020."
After 21 storms so far this year, scientists were forced to begin using the Greek alphabet for only the second time since the 1950s.
Heavy rains in south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle are expected to flood waterways, potentially submerging bridges and flooding homes.
The powerful storm made landfall over a major industry hub, but experts don't expect companies to change course as a result.
Hurricane Laura’s torrential rain and destructive winds are battering the Gulf Coast.