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Bahamas hurricane relief- on 1 september, dorian made landfall as a category 5 hurricane in the bahamas with wind speeds in excess of 185mph, lashing the bahamian islands of great abaco (population approx. 17,200) and grand bahama (pop. Approx 51,000). Dorian is the strongest hurricane on record for the bahamas and has tied a record for the strongest atlantic hurricane to make landfall. Over 76,000 people were affected by hurricane dorian and at least 13,000 homes were damaged or destroyed.
Puerto rico hurricane maria relief - hurricane maria is considered one of the worst natural disasters in puerto rico. At the time it was the tenth-most intense atlantic hurricane on record and the most intense tropical cyclone worldwide in 2017. The storm made landfall on puerto rico, as a cat 4 hurricane, on wednesday, september 20 with a sustained wind of 155mph prior to landfall on the island. After landfall, wind gusts of 109 mph (175 km/h) were reported at yabucoa harbor and 118 mph (190 km/h) at camp santiago. In addition, very heavy rainfall occurred throughout the territory, peaking at 37.9 in (962.7 mm) in caguas. Widespread flooding affected san juan, waist-deep in some areas, and numerous structures across the island lost their roof. The coastal la perla neighborhood of san juan was largely destroyed. Catano saw extensive damage, with the juana matos neighborhood estimated to be 80 percent destroyed. Just a week prior, hurricane irma, a cat 5 hurricane, crossed over the northern part of the island, creating the first round of destruction.
Texas hurricane harvey relief - hurricane harvey of 2017 is tied with 2005's hurricane katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting $125 billion in damage, primarily from catastrophic rainfall-triggered flooding in the houston metropolitan area and southeast Texas.  it was the first major hurricane[nb 1] to make landfall in the united states since wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year span in which no hurricanes made landfall at the intensity of a major hurricane throughout the country.  in a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches (1,000 mm) of rain as the system slowly meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing unprecedented flooding. With peak accumulations of 60.58 in (1,539 mm), in nederland, Texas, harvey was the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the united states. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, which displaced more than 30,000 people and prompted more than 17,000 rescues.on august 25, 2017, harvey made landfall in rockport, tx as a category 4 storm with wind speeds of 130 mph. Harvey damaged over 200,000 homes and displaced over 40,000 people.