“Get Out the Greek Alphabet For the Rest of 2020,” the National Hurricane Center wrote in a Tweet Friday.
Weather-related disasters are hitting nearly every day and are occurring twice as often as two decades ago, according to the United Nations and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters.
The storm was one of the strongest on record in the region, and the UN's humanitarian agency is mobilizing aid assistance.
The storm, which has already killed three people, is projected to dump three to four times the country's annual rainfall in just a day or two.
The category 5 storm was downgraded to a tropical storm after hitting land.
Researchers at Florida State University show the complex ways in which climate change is impacting the frequency and intensity of storms.