2017 hurricane season won't be forgotten anytime soon

2017 hurricane season won't be forgotten anytime soon

Harvey (August 25, in Texas) and Irma (September 10, in Florida) made landfall in the continental U.S.in 2017 as major hurricanes; Maria was also classified as a major hurricane when it struck on September 20 in Puerto Rico, a US territory. The official death toll there stands at 58, but a CNN investigation revealed 499 deaths recorded by funeral homes that could have been caused by the storm.

While June through November captures most of the hurricane season, these storms are proof that the other 3 percent can occasionally break the rules.

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NOAA had forecast 14-19 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes and 2-5 major hurricanes. This marked the tenth consecutive storm to reach hurricane status!

The awful hurricane season that we desperately wanted to end in August and then September, but which callously refused, is finally over. - Strongest storm to impact Leeward Islands in recorded history.

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Forecasters warned that this hurricane season would be more active than normal, and they were right.

On September 20th, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, killing dozens, destroying the electrical grid and halting all economic activity in the USA territory. "Parts of the Sunshine State remain in recovery from the 2017 Hurricane Season, and these funds will help Floridians in the midst of that process. The highest wind gust reported in our area was 58 miles per hour in Oconee Co., and the highest rain total was 6.05" in Yancey Co., NC. One storm even veered as far east as Ireland - underscoring how freakish this hurricane season was.

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Harvey ended the record-smashing 4,324-day-long "major hurricane drought" in the United States when it crashed ashore near Corpus Christi, Texas. Only the eastern side of the storm was fully formed as it made landfall in Mississippi which spared the New Orleans area from the worst of the storm but lashed Coastal Mississippi with a destructive storm surge and damaging winds. 4 before the first US landfall in the Keys on Sun., Sept. 10th.

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