Atlantic hurricane season is finally over; see photo galleries from the storms

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The sheer size of the storm, which ran more than the width of the state, meant that recovery efforts were slowed as the widespread impact meant that first responders and power restoration personnel who normally would have traveled to assist the affected area had to first take care of their own home towns. Harvey was the first major storm to hit the us since Wilma hit Florida in October of 2005. (Twelve is a normal year.) The season included six major hurricanes: Harvey and Irma in August; Jose, Lee and Maria in September and Ophelia in October. Meanwhile, unmanned aircraft and underwater drones probed Hurricane Maria's eyewall, soared at 60,000 feet over Hurricane Harvey and dove through the storm-churned waters of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean to gather unique insights on the storms. Puerto Rico was nearly destroyed by the impact of Hurricane Maria, adding an estimated $45-$95 billion in damage to the island's already struggling economy.

Hurricane Maria formed in the Atlantic mid-September and rapidly strengthened, reaching Category 5 just prior to landfall on Dominica and later causing almost indescribably catastrophic damage to Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm.

Hurricane Maria increased strength very rapidly, ramping up from a Category 1 storm to Category 5 in just 15 hours. Hurricane Ophelia barreled towards the British Isles before weakening as it made landfall in Ireland.

Harvey became the first major hurricane to make USA landfall since Wilma in 2005.

The hurricane season began with a transition from a neutral El Niño, or warming of Pacific waters, to a weak La Niña, or cooling of waters, according to AccuWeather.

A debris covered street caused when the Arecibo River overflowed is seen Saturday in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

The reported death toll from 2017's Atlantic storms now stands at 438 - although the actual number may be higher.

Atlantic hurricane season is finally over; see photo galleries from the storms
Atlantic hurricane season is finally over; see photo galleries from the storms

To say the 2017 hurricane season was a monster is one of the year's biggest understatements.

The catastrophic Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Thursday.

From F to O on the list, we saw 10 hurricanes back-to-back.

The 11th most intense hurricane in the entire Atlantic basin.

Maria had sustained winds of 155 miles per hour winds.

The official last day of Hurricane Season is November 30. That hurricane stayed stationary over coastal Texas and led to one of the worst flooding events in the U.S.

She added that this year's hurricane season brought with it 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and six major hurricanes.

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