This year's Atlantic hurricane season has so far featured major Hurricane Harvey inundating parts of Texas and neighboring Louisiana with rain, making landfall just two weeks ago.
Irma, the second major hurricane (defined as storms of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale 3 to 5) is currently making its way across the Caribbean heading over the Bahamas towards Florida.
This chart shows a peak in 2005, the year that Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. There were 15 hurricanes overall in 2005 of which 7 were classified as major storms, according to the Hurricane Research Division (HRD).
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