27 HEADLINE SURFACE WATER HURRICANE INFOGRAPHIC Sources 1 CNN, 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast Facts 2 NOAA National Hurricane Center,Tropical Cyclone Report - Hurricane Harvey 3 National Weather Service (NOAA), Detailed Meteorological Summary on Hurricane Irma 4 CNN, Dominica PM: Hurricane Maria 'Devastates' Island 5 CNN, Ireland on Lockdown After Former Hurricane Ophelia Makes Landfall 6 CNN, Hurricane Jose Strengthens to 'Extremely Dangerous' Category 4 7 Colorado State University, North Atlantic Ocean Historical Tropical Cyclone Statistics (2017) 8 AccuWeather, AccuWeather Predicts Economic Cost of Harvey, Irma to Be $290 Billion 9 Weather Underground, Top 10 Most Active Hurricane Seasons 2017 Hurricane Season | Fast Facts NEWS $290+ Billion recorded in damages (8) WED 10 tropical storms reached hurricane category (7) (June 1st - November 30th ) 6 major hurricanes (category 3 or higher) - the highest number in one season since 2005 (9) Atlantic hurricanes had twice the destructive potential compared to storms in prior seasons (7) (226.0 vs 105.6 ACE) ACE = Accumulated Cyclone Energy 19.25 major hurricane days (7) *Numbers shown are estimations taken from October 2017 reports Lee Intensifies into a hurricane on September 24 (1) SUN Farthest east that a major hurricane has been in the Atlantic (5) Over 360,000 homes and businesses without power (5) N S W E Ophelia Jose Damaged 95% of buildings on the island of Barbuda (6) Sustained winds of 155 MPH (6)