This recent episode of NOVA, which aired on June 27, 2018, examines the devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Within the course of weeks, Hurricane Harvey unleashed an estimated 30-50 inches of rain to Houston, Texas; Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on a number Carribean islands and the state of Florida; and Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico and Dominica, causing massive damage and a death toll that some estimate to be in the thousands. As many of these communities continue to confront the aftereffects of these three hurricanes, scientists are working to improve hurricane prediction techniques and understand why so many so-called "superstorms" have developed in recent years. Visitors can watch the new documentary in its entirety through the link above. In addition, this episode is accompanied by a number of related NOVA episodes and news clips that may also interest viewers.
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