Hurricane Harvey became a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale before making landfall along the middle Texas coast on August 25.
Goodbye and good riddance.
The hurricanes killed hundreds of people, caused more than $200 billion in damage and brought misery and hardship to millions of Americans.
The NOAA estimate of damage in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Maria is 90 billion dollars, which makes it the third costliest hurricane in U.S. history, behind Katrina (2005) and Harvey (2017).
Irma caused seven direct deaths in the US and 85 indirect deaths, 80 of which were in Florida, according to the WMO. A Category 5 storm at its height with winds of 178 miles per hour, Irma killed more than 100 people and devastated the island of Barbuda and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
No storm in 2017 was as devastating as Hurricane Maria was to Puerto Rico.Читайте также: Volkswagen flags potential major management changes
"Sara" will debut on the list of storm names this year, having replaced Sandy, which was retired after the notable 2012 superstorm that pummeled New Jersey and NY. Harvey is the second costliest hurricane in USA history (after inflation), behind only Katrina in 2005.
Hurricane Nate rounds out the list, the ninth hurricane of the season.
Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate will be replaced with Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel.
Ten hurricanes tore through the Atlantic in 2017. In total, 86 names have been retired since 1954.
NOAA's National Hurricane Center is a member of the World Meteorological Organization's Region IV Hurricane Committee, and is responsible for issuing tropical cyclone forecasts and warnings for both the Atlantic and eastern North Pacific basins. The names alternate between male and female. If more than 21 storms form in one season, such as in 2005, the Greek alphabet is used to name the additional storms.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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