Stories by Noa Yadidi

The Atlantic Basin's tropical storms and hurricanes in 2019

Debris sitting on a road after Hurricane Michael
A pile of debris near the remains of a home destroyed by Hurricane Michael in Florida. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Hurricane Dorian became the first major hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season when it made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane on Sept. 1 in the Bahamas. At least 43 people in the Bahamas were killed with many others left missing.

The big picture: NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a "near normal" season this year. It's also predicting a range of 9 to 15 named storms — 4 to 8 of which could become hurricanes.

Amy Klobuchar on the issues, in under 500 words

Amy Klobcuhar. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Democrat Amy Klobuchar is a senator from Minnesota known for her pragmatism and effective legislating. She has championed legislation ranging from drug pricing to regulating Big Tech. Her infrastructure proposal is Klobuchar's "top budget priority."

Julián Castro on the issues, in under 500 words

Julián Castro speaks from behind a podium at a campaign event
Julián Castro. Photo: Edward A. Ornelas/Getty Images.

Julián Castro, the first Texas Democrat to run for president since 1976, is a former San Antonio mayor and the youngest cabinet secretary in the Obama administration. Castro was among those considered to be Hillary Clinton's vice president in 2016 and, while he didn't get the spot, made frequent appearances with Clinton during the election.