Are Hurricanes Getting Worse? By Merrit Kennedy & Rebecca Hersher • Sep 12, 2018 ShareTweetEmail A satellite image from Monday shows Hurricane Florence as it travels west and gains strength in the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricanes Isaac and Helene have also formed off the coast of West Africa. NOAA/GOES / Getty Images Originally published on September 12, 2018 1:03 pm Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. ShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.