In what has become a numbing succession of severe storms, tropical storm Nate has emerged in the southwest Caribbean. The storm, which has already produced deadly flash flooding and mudslides in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras, is expected to intensify into a Category 1 Hurricane and reach the US Gulf Coast early Sunday morning local time.
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Hurricane Maria is currently churning off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, leaving behind historic levels of destruction in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and several Caribbean nations. Recovery and cleanup efforts have already begun, but as grim new photographs show, these tropical islands have their work cut out for them.
A mere two weeks after Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean, there's yet another Category 5 hurricane that's wreaking havoc in the region. After inflicting "widespread devastation" to the island of Dominica, Hurricane Maria is now making a beeline towards the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.