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Information about Hurricane Harvey:
Hurricane Harvey has caused unprecedented and catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas. Between Thursday and Monday evening, Hurricane Harvey caused extreme wind warning to be issued and had tornado-like winds. Harvey has caused at least 16 confirmed deaths and there is extensive flooding and damage to the Greater Houston area.
Information about Hurricane Irma:
Hurricane Irma is a weakening tropical cyclone that recently made landfall in the U.S. state of Florida as a major hurricane, and was the most intense Atlantic hurricane observed in over a decade. The ninth named storm, fourth hurricane, and second major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, Irma has caused widespread and catastrophic damage on its track across the Atlantic, most of which was caused in the northeastern Caribbean. It is also the most intense hurricane to strike the United States since Katrina in 2005.
Information about Hurricane Maria:
Hurricane Maria is a powerful tropical cyclone that recently made landfall on Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane. Hurricane Maria also hit the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Leeward Islands, and the Dominican Republic. It is the third major hurricane in a row to threaten the Leeward Islands with a direct strike or major impacts within two weeks, after Hurricane Irma caused catastrophic damage there and Jose, then a Category 4 hurricane, passed dangerously close just days after.
Ways to support those affected by the hurricanes:
- UConn Coins for a Cause
- The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund was established by Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston and is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
- The Houston Food Bank, the Galveston County Food Bank and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi are accepting online donations.
- The Houston Humane Society and the San Antonio Humane Society are helping animals affected by the storm.
- United Way of Greater Houston has established a flood relief fund.
- Save the Children is accepting donations.
- American Red Cross
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