MIAMI (AP) - Thursday is the last day of an intense and destructive hurricane season that included 17 named storms.
Although the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season ends, it will be remembered for a deadly trio of storms, Harvey, Irma and Maria, that ravaged Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and numerous other islands. The storms killed hundreds and caused billions in damage.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall in South Texas Aug. 25, leading to days of downpours that dumped more than 50 inches of rain. Harvey damaged or destroyed about 200,000 homes as the storm system flooded much of Houston and smaller coastal communities.
Irma followed, hitting almost the entire state of Florida Sept. 11. Maria caused widespread destruction in Puerto Rico Sept 20.
The Atlantic's hurricane season begins June 1 each year.