Destructive 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to an end!

Destructive 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to an end!

Destructive 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to an end!

Thursday marks the last day of the intense and destructive hurricane season that included 17 named storms.

A named storm is considered a hurricane when its sustained wind speeds are at least 74 miles per hour. Three storms in particular, Harvey, Irma and Maria, did the lion's share of the damage, unleashing a full-on assault on so many vulnerable shores - many of which are still recovering. Meanwhile, unmanned aircraft and underwater drones probed Hurricane Maria's eyewall, soared at 60,000 feet over Hurricane Harvey and dove through the storm-churned waters of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean to gather unique insights on the storms. Hurricanes Nate and Tropical Storms Cindy and Harvey made landfall in Louisiana this year.

Maria was the first Category 5 storm to hit Dominica and the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico since 1928.

Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Sharleen DaBreo said residents should not to let their guard down because historical records show that tropical storms and hurricanes have occurred in December. 2017 hit 226, mostly due to storms in August and September, when Harvey, Irma, and Maria devastated parts of the Caribbean and US.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is expected to release a cost assessment later this year that includes total costs for these three hurricanes.

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To say the 2017 hurricane season was a monster is one of the year's biggest understatements.

The Atlantic saw a record 10 consecutive hurricanes this season - tying a record that was set in 1893. - As massive spirals of lighting, wind and rain, hurricanes are some of the most risky and destructive forces in nature. Three major storms impacted the U.S.

Extremely active this year - with 17 named storms, 10 of them hurricanes, and six of them major at category 3 or higher - the season brought systems that were calamitous for areas of the southeastern United States, Caribbean and Gulf Coast.

Indeed, the 2017 season was a busy one, and we are all glad to see it come to an end. Together, these satellites will provide a significant boost to hurricane monitoring for the 2018 season. NHC also issued new Potential Tropical Cyclone advisories on seven systems in the Atlantic basin that allowed the timely issuance of watches and warnings for land areas.

Harvey made three landfalls in the USA - two in Texas and one in Louisiana.

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