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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
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.
South African pageant crowned the world's most attractive woman
As many as 92 women from around the world were competing for the Miss Universe 2017 title at the pageant, hosted by Steve Harvey . Nel-Peters earned a yearlong salary and a luxury apartment in New York City for the duration of her reign as well as more prizes.
MI gas prices down 10 cents after Thanksgiving
The state had the third-argest average price change in the US this past week, the release said. Gas prices in states within the West Coast region are among the most expensive in the country.
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The No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes and No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers will meet on Saturday in the Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis. Regardless of how accurate the above projections are, the playoff field will be made up of teams in that group of eight.
"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.
Business is growing for local tree farm
Sunday was the last day of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, usually the busiest three days of the live-tree-cutting season. If you are at a tree farm, do not forget to think about how the size (both height and width) will look inside your house.
President Trump lights USA national Christmas tree
And that wish for a Merry Christmas, was proclaimed loud and proud, all the way down to this year's official Christmas cards. The White House says 25,000 visitors are expected to take special Christmas tours of the building during the holidays.
KU and Mizzou meet in NCAA volleyball tournament
Western Kentucky earned its league's automatic bid after winning the Conference USA Tournament for the fourth-consecutive season. Creighton's No. 9 seed this season marks the second time in program history that the Bluejays have been seeded.
Cyclone Ockhi: More than 80 fishermen goes missing
The system also had the potential of intensifying into a cyclonic storm around the latter part of the first week of December. Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted; "Some 450 Kerala fishermen on 80 boats missing at sea since last night".