HURRICANE ZONE MISSION: WATER 26 HEADLINE HURRICANE INFOGRAPHIC The 2017 hurricane season devastated the Atlantic and left widespread destruction in its wake in what researchers are calling ‘one of the worst in years’. This infographic highlights the tropical storms categorized as a major hurricane (category 3 or higher) from June through November of last year. 2017HURRICANES BY THE NUMBERS Harvey First Category 4 hurricane (winds up to 130 MPH) to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004 (1) $125 billion in estimated losses (2) 30,000 water rescues, 68 fatalities reported (2) Rainfall total reached 51.88 inches at Cedar Bayou near Highlands,Texas Irma 25% of homes in the Florida Keys are destroyed 65% have major damage (1) 1 of only 5 hurricanes with measured winds of 185 MPH (or higher) in the entire Atlantic Basin (3) 61 fatalities reported (1) Maria 1st hurricane to hit Puerto Rico directly in 85 years (4) 155+ MPH winds and approximately 20-30 inches of rain caused 'tornado-like' damage across the island. Shelters for Puerto Rican residents (4) 500