Tropical Storm Zeta is gaining strength with sustained winds of 400 kilometres as it skirts past Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula to enter the Gulf of Mexico.
Tropical storm Sally has left a trail of destruction across the Gulf Coast and Its remnants continued to push deep inland with heavy downpours, threatening flooding across the South all the way to Virginia.
Barbados Governor General Sandra Mason says the country will become a republic when it celebrates its 55th anniversary of independence from the British empire.
Scores of Jamaica Labour Party supporters commenced celebrations in Kingston even before the polls closed.
Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell's announcement at the Jackson Hole monetary policy conference in practice means the central bank will focus on job growth, tolerating higher inflation and keeping borrowing rates lower for longer.
Jamaican radio station Nationwide News reports that Usain Bolt, who holds world records in the 100m and 200m distance, had contracted the virus.
The last time two tropical storms were in the Gulf together was in 1959
Pair of cyclones forecast to become hurricanes early headed for US Gulf Coast and will spin over Gulf's warm waters simultaneously, in rare weather event.
UNICEF says that a busier than normal Atlantic Ocean hurricane season has been predicted for 2020, and Covid-19 could "spread easily in crowded emergency shelters."
Hurricane Isaias has lashed the Bahamas as it churns towards Florida, bringing new dangers to a US state suffering record deaths from an unrelenting coronavirus outbreak.
Luis Abinader, the frontrunner in the Caribbean nation's presidential race, is seeking to end 16 years of unbroken rule by the centre-left Dominican Liberation Party (PLD).
Dust cloud sweeps across the Atlantic from Africa over the past week, covering the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico and hitting south Florida in the United States.
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