A new tropical depression has developed, joining Tropical Storm Fred in keeping the Atlantic Basin active in the days leading up to the peak of hurricane season.
There is a significant chance that Jimena will turn back toward Hawaii and threaten the islands during the second week of September.
The Northwest and Southwest were targeted by gusty, damaging storms, while a rare tropical feat occurred in the Pacific.
While lulls in tropical activity in the Atlantic will continue through the Labor Day weekend, a rapid end to the hurricane season in September does not always occur during an El Nino.
More than one million volunteers have served along the Gulf Coast in the decade since Katrina, making it the largest volunteer response to a natural disaster in U.S. history.
The combination of moisture from Erika and a non-tropical system will drench areas from Florida to the South Carolina coast through the middle of the week.
A rapid shutdown of tropical activity and an end to hurricane season in early September is not likely this year, despite a strong El Nino.