Hilly terrain boosted rainfall totals and sent floods cascading.
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Hurricane Maria is now passing northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands with destructive 125-mph (205 km/h) winds, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
After the floodwaters from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma stirred up quite a few terrors, the latest discovery resulting from the storms — a wooden canoe — may come as a relief.
Hurricane Maria is wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico today, but will the storm's fierce winds make landfall on the mainland United States?
Hurricane Maria peaked as a massive Category 5 storm as it rolled across the Caribbean in September 2017. See photos of Hurricane Maria from space by satellites in our gallery here.
The Caribbean is still reeling after Hurricane Irma, and now the region is being pummeled by Hurricane Maria. How will this part of the world recover?
Hurricane Harvey stranded a mysterious fanged eel on the beach in Texas, leaving the animal to die, rot and bloat. But despite its untimely end, the creature has since become an internet star.
Trees generally snap, or at least lose a few branches, when faced with hurricane-strength winds. Not palm trees. These staples of the tropics typically bend during gusty weather.
Here are some before-and-after satellite images of Texas that show the devastation caused by Harvey.
To help you stay on top of the storm's development, Live Science has compiled everything you need to know about Hurricane Irma.
Hurricane Harvey, over the course of five days, dumped an unprecedented level of rainfall expected based on probabilities.
Irma, now weakened to a tropical storm, is still producing some wind gusts that are close to hurricane strength.