Alluvionic is now collecting more supplies for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico! Items such as: water, toothpaste, diapers, deodorant, first aid kits, and any other toiletries are greatly appreciated. Please bring them to our location at 3530 N Harbor City Blvd Melbourne, FL 32935 by October 13th!
Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 155 mph, making Maria the strongest to hit the territory since the 1928 San Felipe hurricane, as well as the most intense hurricane (in terms of central pressure) to hit the territory in recorded history, and the most intense to make landfall anywhere in the United States (U.S.) (including locations outside of the Lower 48) since Hurricane Camille in 1969.
As of September 25, the hurricane has caused at least 59 deaths: 27 in Dominica, 5 in the Dominican Republic, 2 in Guadeloupe, 3 in Haiti, 24 in Puerto Rico, and 1 in the United States Virgin Islands. Initial assessments indicate catastrophic damage to Dominica, which suffered an island-wide communication blackout. The islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique also endured widespread flooding, damaged roofs and uprooted trees. Puerto Rico has suffered catastrophic damage, including a loss of electric power affecting its 3.47 million people (its electrical grid having been effectively destroyed). Insured losses from the hurricane are estimated at $40—85 billion, mostly in Puerto Rico, making Maria’s cost comparable to that of previous Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.
Hurricane Harvey was an extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane which became the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year span in which no hurricanes made landfall at such an intensity in the country. In a four-day period starting on August 25, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain as the system meandered over eastern Texas (near Rockport) and adjacent waters, causing catastrophic flooding. With peak accumulations of 64.58 in, Harvey is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the United States. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues. Harvey caused 82 confirmed deaths in the U.S. and economic losses estimated between $70 to $200 billion.