Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

NOAA: Official report on Hurricane Maria now available

The latest official reports on the 2017 hurricanes has been released. Hurricane Maria was the most powerful storm to hit Puerto Rico in modern times. Since it hit 201 days ago, there are still 100,000 citizens without power and many without safe drinking water. And the next hurricane season starts in a few weeks.

You can read the report at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/tcr/AL152017_Maria.pdf.

Plantain trees flattened by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, P.R. In a matter of hours, the storm destroyed about 80 percent of the crop value in Puerto Rico, the territory’s agriculture secretary said. Credit Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

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