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Photos: August is notorious for destructive hurricanes in US

By Kathryn.Galimberti
August 27, 2017, 11:17:48 AM EDT

August is known for several notable, destructive hurricanes in the United States.

Peak hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin unfolds in mid-August and lasts through October.

With Harvey the latest storm to unleash dangerous impacts, August proves to be a volatile period for system development.

From Camille to Katrina, August hurricanes have caused billions of dollars of damage across the eastern United States.

"August is when you really start to see an uptick in tropical activity," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Lada said.

As the season continues into September, systems are more likely to form in the central and eastern Atlantic than the Gulf of Mexico. Ocean temperatures are also climbing toward their peak.

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Some August systems were directly responsible for changing the way hurricanes are forecast in the U.S.

Take a look at some of the most infamous storms to hit the U.S. in the month of August:

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