Devastating hurricane season finally ending

Devastating hurricane season finally ending

The 2017 Hurricane Season ends Thursday, closing a season that broke multiple records.

This season had 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and six major hurricanes. Six of those hurricanes were considered major with two being deadly category five monsters.

Fueled by warmer than normal ocean temperatures and ideal wind conditions, September had more days with major hurricanes spinning and more overall hurricane energy expelled than any month on record, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach.

The reported death toll from 2017's Atlantic storms now stands at 438 people, although the actual number could be higher. The 2005 Hurricane Season (Charley, Francis, Ivan, Jeanne, Katrina) had 28 named storms and holds the honor of most active season, whereas we saw 16 named storms for 2017. The official totals will not come out for a few weeks, but that record is now held by the 2005 Hurricane Season (Charley, Francis, Ivan, Jeanne, Katrina) caused an estimated $143.5 billion of damage to this country.

Most recently, a subtropical storm discovered in post-season analysis meandered for about 48 hours just south of the Azores in early December 2013.

Hurricane Ophelia's path was very unusual.

Devastating hurricane season finally ending

"Throughout this devastating hurricane season, NOAA provided vital forecasts and data that helped save many lives".

As the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season closes, we look back on what was quite an indelible season. 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.

Before the season began on June 1st, there were indications pointing to an above-average hurricane season.

- Harvey produced biggest rainfall total from a single storm on record in the United States: 51.88 inches. The previous record was set by Hurricane Frances in 1980.

November 30 brings to an end another Atlantic hurricane season. The storm struck September 20th as a powerful Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Huawei Honor 7X To Launch in India On December 5
Dec 01, 2017 - 06:42
The greatest argument of the Honor 7X is the 5.9-inch FullHD+ show in advance which has a tall 18:9 angle proportion. He said that with increase in sales, the company is planning to further ramp up its manufacturing facility in India.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Reliance Jio is offering Rs 1000 cashback on Xiaomi Redmi 5A
Dec 01, 2017 - 06:41
The Xiaomi Redmi 5's manual has been leaked online which reveals that the smartphone will have a hybrid Dual-SIM configuration. It is reported that Xiaomi Redmi 5 will be unveiled on December 7 along with its bigger sibling, the Redmi 5 Plus .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Maharashtra second top state after Uttar Pradesh in cyber crime
Dec 01, 2017 - 06:40
Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh was at the top spot on the list with 12.5% of all cases, which is 4,882 cases. In crimes against children, Mumbai ranked second with 3,400 cases, amounting to 17 per cent of all such offences.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Here's What Was Left Out of the White House's Christmas Card
Nov 30, 2017 - 14:23
That greeting is a change from the years when Barack Obama and his family were living in the White House. Questioning the baker's credibility, Ryan asked for receipts by tweeting, "Show it to us on a table".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israel Expects President Trump to Move Embassy to Jerusalem Within Days
Nov 30, 2017 - 14:23
On June 1, Trump shied away from what was a major campaign promise by signing a legal waiver that keeps the embassy in Tel Aviv. Regarding the Iran nuclear deal, Pence said the Trump administration "will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mike Gundy Turns Down Reported 6-Year, $42 Million Offer from Tennessee
Nov 30, 2017 - 14:21
There's a range of debate from the likelihood of his accepting the job, to who could possibly replace Gundy at Oklahoma State . Tennessee's tumultuous football coaching search has reportedly zeroed in on a new candidate who is actually an old candidate.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top HDMI Forum Releases v2.1 of HDMI Specification
Nov 30, 2017 - 14:15
Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality. These include an Ethernet channel, and the cable is backward compatible to work with existing devices.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google launches mobile app Datally to help users limit mobile data usage
Nov 30, 2017 - 14:10
Datally will do that for you, giving you various tools to keep track of data usage and conserve data whenever possible. Once you're connected to a network, don't forget to rate it to help others in the Datally community find great Wi-Fi.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Conte 'worried' by City as January transfer window approaches
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:29
Conte also praised Swansea manager, Paul Clement who was an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea during the 2010/11 season. RMC Sport claims that the Brazilian, out of favour at Stamford Bridge , could join Zinedine Zidane's side this winter.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Amazon announces Sumerian, its new AR, VR and 3D tool
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:25
Scenes created with the software are hosted on the AWS cloud and served so that users can access the content from anywhere. If a partner solution works on-premises in a VMware vSphere® environment, it will also work in VMware Cloud on AWS .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MacOS gives users full admin rights without password
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:23
Apple has a bug bounty program where it pays researchers for discovering unknown security bugs. "We'll meet up with you there". It can't be stressed enough: This is a critical security flaw that all Apple laptop and desktop owners shouldn't ignore.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Expansion Announcement Trailer
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:23
ENHANCED ALLIANCES: An enhanced alliances system allows players to form different types of alliances and build bonuses over time. "Successful leadership of a civilisation can send it into a prosperous Golden Age, but falling behind can usher in a Dark Age".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Uber in Israel ordered to shut down ride-sharing service
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:23
Despite this, Uber's taxi service, separate from the ride-sharing program, will be allowed to continue. The injunction will take effect on Wednesday at 10:00 am.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung launches another colour variant of the Galaxy S8
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:22
Besides the beautifully rich red color on the rear, the other specs and features are expected to stay the same. Unlocked Galaxy Note 8 owners should expect to see an over-the-air update notification soon.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Meredith Corp. acquires Time Inc. in $2.8 billion Koch-backed deal
Nov 28, 2017 - 01:48
The US$18.50-a-share offer is an all-cash one, Meredith said in a statement on Sunday. This was the third time Meredith attempted to acquire Time since 2013.