Hurricane Harvey left a trail of devastation Saturday after the most powerful storm to hit the US mainland in over a decade slammed into Texas, destroying homes, severing power supplies and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee. The remnants of Hurricane Harvey, which has lingered as a tropical storm, sent devastating floods pouring into Houston on Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground.
Residents of Lumberton, N.C. returned home for the first time to inspect damage caused by floodwaters associated with Hurricane Matthew on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. About 1,200 residents had to be evacuated by boat and plucked from their roofs by helicopters as the river crested.
Storm surge associated with Tropical Storm Hermine impacted Florida’s Gulf Coast on Thursday. Hurricane warnings have been issued for parts of the area as Hermine is expected to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane.
New images released by NASA this week depict an enormous hurricane whipping around Saturn’s north pole. Taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, the photos show a storm with an eye about 20 times the the size of a typical hurricane on Earth.
Harry Foote Jr., 74, a retired waterman with craggy features, surveys the setting sun gleaming through trees over the fishing boats docked on Armstrong Creek, and remarks, “What killed crabbing this season was that the market dried up. It wouldn’t matter whether we had a hurricane or not. People are broke. Not enough customers. Earlier in the season the crabs were immature. By the middle of September, the crabs are prime, full of meat. September and October were probably our best two months.”
Residents and businesses in the eastern United States tried to return to normalcy on Wednesday following mega-storm Sandy. The storm, initially a hurricane, crippled transportation, knocked out power for millions and killed at least 64 people.
The New York City area was hit particularly hard by Sandy. With a paralyzed subway system, traffic-clogged streets and large areas still without power, the Big Apple faces a daunting path before things can fully return to normal.
As of 2:10 p.m. EDT, the number of confirmed deaths has risen to 30 in the U.S. while millions continue to struggle with flooding, fire and power outages as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
During Superstorm Sandy, Ocean City, Md. was one of the worst hit communities in the state. Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron captured startling images from the seaside resort town. Emergency workers responded to 231 calls for help Monday and moved about 50 residents who had ignored a mandatory evacuation. About 100 feet of the Ocean City Fishing Pier was wiped out. Crews are assessing the damage today.