Here's why the Atlantic hurricane season isn't over yet


Harvey, Irma, Maria, and now...Nate? Hurricane Nate is the latest storm to hit the United States and is the fourth hurricane to make landfall in only six weeks. A Category 1 hurricane is small compared to the monster storms of 2017, but there’s still more than a month remaining in the Atlantic hurricane season, which lasts until the end of November. 

"I'm not letting my guard down; that's for sure,” Gerry Bell, the lead hurricane forecaster for NOAA told LiveScience.

Regions impacted by 2017’s super storms may still be recovering, but another devastating hurricane could form in the Atlantic any week. Here are just a few deadly and costly storms during the waning months of hurricane season.

- Hurricane Sandy formed on Oct. 22, 2013. As a hurricane and a post-tropical cyclone, Sandy is responsible for at least 147 deaths and remains one of the nation’s costliest natural disasters. 

- Hurricane Lenny formed on Nov. 13, 1999, and is the most powerful Atlantic basin hurricane on record in the month of November. Lenny caused 17 deaths and an estimated $330 million in damage in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands alone.

- Hurricane Kate formed on Nov. 15, 1985, and no other hurricane has made a later landfall in the U.S., according to It reached its peak intensity on Nov. 20 1985, destroying buildings and leaving 70 percent of those in its path without power.


Watch the video to see how the hurricane season is far from over in 2017.

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