How hurricane forecasters fared during busy 2017 season

How hurricane forecasters fared during busy 2017 season

How hurricane forecasters fared during busy 2017 season

November 30th means the end of Hurricane Season - and for those in Florida, Puerto Rico and nations across the Atlantic Ocean, it couldn't end soon enough. It was the first time in 28 years that a major hurricane impacted the BVI. In comparison, the average is 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and two major hurricanes. We hit all three, with 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and six major hurricanes.

After several quiet years, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season proved to be quite different.

It set a world record for the longest-lasting, strongest cyclone.

Following on the heels of Hurricane Matthew in 2016, the big storm for the Lowcountry was Hurricane Irma.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it would send $616 million in grants to help Florida recover from Hurricane Irma using funds from its Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.

Then, on September 11 came Irma - the strongest storm on record in the Atlantic, outside the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

Hurricane Harvey began by making landfall in Southeastern Texas on August 25, bringing flash floods all around the Houston area.

The hurricane's second landfall in Florida was on Marco Island as a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115.

The territory was hit by two category 5 hurricanes and a tropical wave.

A wind gust of 68 miles per hour was clocked in downtown Miami and crops were damaged due to the off-season combination of high winds and heavy rain.

Incredibly, Category 5 hurricanes hit six land areas dead on in 2017, more than ever before. The island was almost completely restored.

She said that heavy damage and re-building in the Virgin Islands, St. Martin, and Puerto Rico continues to be a concern for her and her clients.

Maria caused widespread destruction in Puerto Rico on Sept 20, leaving much of the island without power.

Ophelia weakened from a Category 3 storm as it moved northeast and reached Ireland as a post-tropical storm, where three deaths are attributed to the storm.

"Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the US since Wilma in 2005 and dumped a record 60.58" of rain near Nederland, Texas. It was the greatest rainfall amount recorded from a single storm in US history. 4 before the first US landfall in the Keys on Sun., Sept. 10th. - Made landfall in Rockport, TX with winds of 130 miles per hour as a Category 4 hurricane.

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