2017 Atlantic hurricane season ends today

MGN Online

The powerful 2017 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Thursday.

This season was more active than usual, with a total of 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes and six major hurricanes. In comparison, the average season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes.

Monster storms like Harvey, Irma and Maria ripped through the Atlantic, severely damaging parts of the U.S. and Caribbean.

Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 3 hurricane in late August. Harvey dumped pounds of rain over Texas and Louisiana over the course of 6 days, leaving as much as 30 inches of rain in some areas and causing nearly $200 billion in damage.

Both Hurricanes Irma and Maria reached Category 5 strength, with wind speeds reaching 175 mph. The storms tore through the Caribbean and parts of the U.S., killing hundreds and knocking out power for thousands.

There was a total of 66 reported fatalities from Maria. Irma caused a reported 134 deaths, including more than $64 billion worth of damage.

Some areas are still recovering from the storms more than two months later.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is expected to release a cost assessment that includes the total cost for these three storms in the coming months.