The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season officialy started on June 1, 2011 and will end on November 30, 2011. The first storm, Tropical Storm Arlene developed on June 29, 28 days after the start of the season. The tropical storm struck Veracruz, Mexico, killing 25 people. For the first time since 1851, the first eight storms did not contain hurricane force winds. The streak ended when Hurricane Irene, a category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale formed in late August. Irene struck the East Coast of the United States and caused several billion dollars of damage. Later on, another hurricane Hurricane Katia formed and became the first Category 4 hurricane of the season. After becoming an extratropical cyclone, Katia struck the UK, bringing unprecedented coastal damage, which cost £100 million (157 million (2011 USD)). The next hurricane to form was Hurricane Maria (a Category 1), which struck Newfoundland, although it did not cause any serious damage. A few weeks later, Hurricane Ophelia formed, first as a tropical storm. After temporarily weaking to a tropical depression, it quickly re-intensified into a Category 3, and eventually Category 4 while passing east of Bermuda. It then struck Newfoundland and became an extratropical cyclone. Hurricane Phillipe was the longest lasting storm of the season, and the second longest in history after a cyclone from the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Rina was the only cyclonic storm in October and a minor 2005 Atlantic Hurricane season Tropical Storm Sean was the latest storm before the season's end.

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