Katia is set to become a category 1 hurricane Wednesday and could be a category 3 Sunday. But the track gives little hint of whether tropical storm Katia will hit the US.
Damage estimates run in the billions for hurricane Irene, but with flooding the main culprit, a majority of damage will be items not covered by insurance claims, experts say.
Hurricane Irene, which battered the East Coast this past weekend was actually larger, but less intense than, hurricane Katrina.
GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul questions FEMA's role in disaster management and relief in light of hurricane Irene. Ron Paul says the federal government can't afford it.
Flood insurance for damages in New Jersey and New York is big question mark. Share of damaged homes covered by flooding insurance not yet known.
It may not cost as much as hurricane Katina, but hurricane Irene is likely to cause billions of dollars in damages once she finishes her whirlwind trek up the East Coast.
Khapra beetle is discovered in rice shipment from India. US interceptions of khapra beetle are up dramatically this year.
Hurricane Irene, with winds of 120 m.p.h., is now on a track to make landfall in North Caroline, then move toward New York and New Engalnd.
Hurricane Irene is now headed for North Carolina after pummeling Caribbean island nations from the Bahamas to the Dominican Republic, causing some $3.1 billion in damage.
Hurricane Irene now has winds in excess of 111 m.p.h. over the Bahamas. Will it get to Category 4 before reaching the East Coast?