Published: Sun, December 03, 2017
Sports | By Brandy Patterson

Historic 2017 Hurricane Season ends

Historic 2017 Hurricane Season ends

Over a thousand deaths, and with an estimated $360 billion in damages, to say the 2017 hurricane season was active, would be an understatement.

With this winter phase being a La Niña, this could mean that the 2018 hurricane season will bring favorable conditions for another active season ahead.

Americans across the country, especially those in Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico, are breathing a sigh of relief as the 2017 hurricane season comes to an end today.

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Making a Florida landfall as a major hurricane on September 10th, Irma was the first to do so since Wilma in 2005.

Several of the storms were extremely powerful, and left $368.6 billion worth of damage in the United States and Caribbean.

A total of 17 named tropical storms formed, with 10 becoming hurricanes with winds above 74 miles per hour.

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It was the most expensive hurricane season on record, and almost all of which was due to three of the season's major hurricanes - Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

Irma tore through the Caribbean, causing extensive damage to Barbuda and St Martin, while Maria devastated Dominica and plunged Puerto Rico into darkness.

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season will officially come to a close on Thursday. Each of these were major hurricanes during their life span.

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In an average season, there are 12 named storms, six hurricane and two major hurricanes. - Strongest storm to impact Leeward Islands in recorded history. That year included 28 named storms, 15 ended up being hurricanes.

Tropical Storm Olga triggered deadly flooding in Hispañola in December 2007, and in 2003, there were a pair of tropical storms - Odette, then Peter - within a seven-day period from Dec. 4-11. Few areas along the U.S. Gulf and Southeast coasts as well as the Caribbean were spared from at least indirect effects from the onslaught of storms. - The hurricane completely destroyed the island of Barbuda with 185 miles per hour winds as it passed over the Caribbean island.

That's why our hurricane season was more intense than forecast.

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