Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were record setting storms. Harvey brought massive flooding to Texas while Irma is the strongest storm ever formed in the Atlantic
Two hurricanes that recently hit the U. S.’s mainland within weeks of each other set records for their power and destruction.
Hurricane Harvey made its first landfall in Texas on Aug. 25 as a Category 4 hurricane. It stalled and dumped record-setting amounts of rain, most noticeably on the city of Houston. It then backed off into the Gulf of Mexico before making its second and final landfall in Louisiana on Aug. 30.
Hurricane Irma battered the Caribbean before making landfall on the Florida Keys’ Cudjoe Key Sunday morning as a Category 4 hurricane. It moved to mainland Florida later in the day, moving up the state’s west coast before moving into Georgia and South Carolina.
Here’s the story of each hurricane told in numbers.
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