The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season does not statistically peak until Sept. 10, but is already on pace to be one of the more hyperactive on record.

Two depressions, nine named storms and four named hurricanes have developed in the Atlantic basin since the start of the season, including Hurricane Laura, which rapidly strengthened to a Category 4 storm before making landfall in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, on Aug. 27.

Kali Venable is an investigative and environmental reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6558 or at kvenable@vicad.com.

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Investigative & Environmental Reporter

"I am a Houston native and 5th generation Texan, with a degree in journalism and minor in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin. I care deeply about public interests and the community I serve.”

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Virginia Gilstrap

I recall that after Harvey, four or so universities were joining together to research Gulf hurricanes. One was the University of Houston, naturally. I wonder what is going on with this study. What is it called and how could one follow it?

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