The sheer size of the storm, which ran more than the width of the state, meant that recovery efforts were slowed as the widespread impact meant that first responders and power restoration personnel who normally would have traveled to assist the affected area had to first take care of their own home towns. In 2005 there were 28 named storms and 15 hurricanes. They increased their forecast on June 1 and called for 14 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes.
On this final day of the Atlantic hurricane season, there are no systems present that pose a risk for future development. - First Category 4 hurricane to hit Texas since 1961. Tropical Storm Cindy, Tropical Storm Don and Hurricane Franklin were next and brought heavy wind and rainfall but no catastrophic damage.
The 2017 hurricane season may end up being the most expensive ever.
The first major Hurricane of the season was Hurricane Harvey on August 25. Nate caused an estimated $2.5 billion in damages.
The reported death toll from 2017's Atlantic storms now stands at 438 people, although the actual number could be higher.
Feeder bands that weekend dropped an average 36 inches of rain over Houston, with at least two stations in Southeast Texas recording more than 60 inches of rain. Three major storms impacted the U.S.
"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. We also saw 7 tropical storms mostly at the beginning and end of the season.
This season has certainly been one for the record books, with 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and six major hurricanes.
Making a Florida landfall as a major hurricane on September 10th, Irma was the first to do so since Wilma in 2005.
Lastly, Ophelia became a hurricane three days later on October 11th.
Harvey made three landfalls in the US - two in Texas and one in Louisiana. - As massive spirals of lighting, wind and rain, hurricanes are some of the most unsafe and destructive forces in nature.