After the storm

The 2005 Atlantic tropical hurricane season set many historical records, with 25 named storms, 13 hurricanes and three category 5 hurricanes - Katrina, Rita and Wilma. With seven major hurricanes - category 3 and above - occurring, 2005 was the most active season since 1950, when there were eight. There were five named storms in July 2005 for the first time on record, and the earliest category 4 storm was recorded on 8 July with Hurricane Dennis.

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