2017 Could Be the First Year With Two U.S. Category 4 Landfalls
Irma has a chance to be the second Category 4 hurricane landfall in the U.S. this season.
The first Category 4 landfall was Hurricane Harvey which roared ashore near Rockport, Texas, with 130 mph winds on Aug. 25.
In historical records dating to 1851, the U.S. has never been struck by two Category 4 or stronger hurricanes in the same year, according to Bob Henson, a meteorologist with wunderground.com.
History of Hurricane Harvey.
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