The hurricane hit Texas around 11 p.m. ET on Friday, August 25, between Port Aransas and Port O'Connor. The Category 4 storm became a Category 1 by late Saturday morning, packing winds of 75 mph before Harvey stalled dropping trillions of gallons of rain over Texas. Harvey busted the US record for rainfall from a single storm, dumping 51 inches of rain in parts of Texas flooding much of the Houston Metro for days.
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Hurricane Irma —
It is the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded outside the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Irma lasted as a hurricane from August 31 until September 11. The storm, which stretched 650 miles from east to west, affected at least nine US states, turning streets into rivers, ripping down power lines, uprooting trees and cutting off coastal communities.
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Hurricane Maria —
The hurricane made its first landfall on the Caribbean island nation of Dominica on Monday, September 18, as a Category 5 storm with winds topping 160 mph - the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall there. Days later, the storm devastated the US territory of Puerto Rico, leaving nearly the entire population in the dark.
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Western wildfires, California firestorm —
An unprecedented wildfire season out west led to 18 billion dollars in damages and 54 deaths. More than 1 million acres burned across Montana. In October, the Tubbs, Atlas, Nuns and Redwood Valley wildfires burned over 15,000 structures and became the costliest wildfire e