The Central Pacific hurricane season is over
Two tropical cyclones developed in July for the islands. But hurricane season was a different story for the Atlantic.
The Central Pacific hurricane season ended Thursday with a whimper.
Two tropical cyclones developed in July for the islands.
But hurricane season was a different story for the Atlantic - 17 named storms this season.
Of those, six were major hurricanes and three of them hit U.S. soil: Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Damage estimates from those storms range from $300 to 475 billion.
Hurricane Harvey dumped an estimated 27 trillion gallons of rain over Texas and Louisiana, while Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico.
Even though 2017 was a busy Atlantic hurricane season, it was not a record year.
The Atlantic hurricane season of 2005 had 28 named storms, 15 were hurricanes.
Meanwhile, today also brought rainy weather across the islands.
Flooding forced the closure of multiple roads in Hilo on the Big Island, including Kamehameha Avenue between Pauahi Street and Ponahawai Street.
The American Red Cross opened a shelter at the Butler Building for residents affected by the flash flood warnings in Hilo.