By Emily Gillespie


Despite the fact that there have been thousands of wildfires in California in 2018, including one considered the deadliest in the state’s history, and just 10 hurricanes in North America, there have been nearly three times as many media stories about hurricanes this year, according to a report in Recode.


Citing data from, a company that provides analysis on more than 3,000 U.S. publications’ websites, there have been 30,000 articles written about hurricanes and 10,605 about wildfires since March 31, Recode reports.


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