Most destructive hurricane season in over 10 years comes to an end

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Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016. 5:42 p.m. CST.

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By BBN Staff:  The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season ended yesterday. The season saw 15 named storms of which 7 became hurricanes.

The season was described as the “deadliest” and most destructive since 2005.

This year, Hurricane Matthew was the strongest storm reaching Category 5 in October. It was also the first hurricane to reach Category 5 status since 2007.

Matthew swept across Haiti causing widespread destruction and North Carolina in the United States experienced the worst flooding since 1999 due to the storm.

Hurricane Hermine was also the first hurricane to strike Florida since 2005 causing major destruction.

Then there was Earl that bit Belize and created major destruction to the country’s primary industries. Earl inundated many parts of Belize City and the strong winds ripped roofs off some buildings, uprooted trees, and caused countrywide power outage.

Most recently, Hurricane Otto slammed into Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama with strong winds and intense rainfall and claimed lives in the three countries.

Hurricane Otto also made a historic cross from the Caribbean to the Pacific.

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