HURRICANE ZONE MISSION: WATER 18 HEADLINE HURRICANE ZONE HURRICANES Recovering from 2017 Hurricanes are among the worlds’ most devastating natural disasters, affecting millions in coastal areas each year. The 2017 hurricane season saw unforgiving storms in the Atlantic Ocean, battering the Caribbean, United States, and – to a lesser extent – Western Europe for the better part of three months. This Mission: Water feature dives into the science behind hurricanes and tropical storms, reviews the deadly 2017 season, and highlights the recovery efforts in some of the hardest hit regions.