By Mark JohnsonPublished August 08, 2018 10:55:07A record number of storms have been recorded in the Pacific region this year, including two named after the Queen.
A record-breaking number of typhoons have also hit the region, with Typhoon Zuwafara hitting the island of Nantucket and another named after British Queen Elizabeth.
In addition, more than 50 storms hit the Hawaiian Islands and Hawaii, with another two named for the Queen named after local residents.
This year is also the first time the United States has recorded more than 500 days of tropical storm activity, which has surpassed the record set in 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.
“This is a record year for tropical cyclone activity across the United Kingdom, with more than 7,600 storms recorded so far, nearly a third more than in any year since 1895,” NOAA’s chief meteorologist, Kevin Trenberth, said in a statement.
“This is an amazing year for storms and it is a reminder of how vital it is for us to be prepared and be resilient.”
On Tuesday, the storm center reported a tropical storm surge of at least 4.5 feet (1.4 meters), more than twice the level at which Tropical Storm Bill made landfall in late April.
Tropical Storm Bill was a Category 1 storm at landfall and was the first hurricane to make landfall in the U.K. since the 2010 Hurricane Sandy.
Tropical Storm Harvey, the third storm to make its way through the U, made landfall on August 28.