Hurricane Otto has started to cause concern for a number of countries in the Caribbean and Central America. At least four people have already died in Panama in severe weather caused by the approach of the storm, which at present seems to be heading for northern Costa Rica and southern Nicaragua.
The list below shows the names that will be used for future tropical storms in this region. I wonder what Hurricane Gert will bring in 2017?
When a hurricane arrives, instead of the Saffir Simpson scale, you may want to use this alternative to describe the event: