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Hurricane Harvey Recovery: Strength and resilience after the storm

01 December 2017, 06:38 | Myrtle Vega

2017 hurricane season officially ends Thursday

2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Wraps Today

Here are six ways the 2017 hurricane season (from June 1 to November 30), left its mark. 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. Puerto Rico was nearly destroyed by the impact of Hurricane Maria, adding an estimated $45-$95 billion in damage to the island's already struggling economy.

Hurricane Maria increased strength very rapidly, ramping up from a Category 1 storm to Category 5 in just 15 hours. Ophelia reached Ireland as a post-tropical storm. The 2017 hurricane season was also the first on record to have two Category 4 hurricanes hit the U.S.in the same year (Harvey and Irma).

Buresh Blog: End of the hurricane season!. On that day, Irma was a Category 5 hurricane, Jose was a Category 4 hurricane, and Katia was a Category 2 hurricane. "Overall, our predicted numbers from our early July and August issue dates for named storm and hurricane formations were relatively close to what was observed, but our early season predictions and our predictions for integrated metrics such as Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) were far too low", said Phil Klotzbach, lead author of the forecast.

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"The 2017 hurricane season was extremely active". September also broke the record for most ACE in a month.

"This was a hurricane season that wouldn't quit", said retired Navy Rear Adm. Timothy Gallaudet, acting NOAA administrator, in a Thursday news release, pointing to a string of 10 hurricanes in a row. Major hurricanes are those designated as a Category 3 storm or higher, with sustained wind speeds of at least 111 miles per hour. It was the first time in 28 years that a major hurricane impacted the BVI. As we previously reported, the National Hurricane Center produced its most accurate forecasts on record - when it mattered so much.

This season was one for the record books, as the 2017 season was one of the top 10 most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, and one of the worst the United States have seen in years. Many in the public have been asking local officials how they plan to make sure that type of flooding never occurs again, but County Manager Roger Desjarlais told commissioners at their meeting last month that it may not be that simple.

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