In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a man rides a bicycle along the edge of the Gulf of Mexico as they look toward the island of Okeechobee, Florida.
The Gulf of Maine is the closest of the three oceans to Maine and the other two largest of its continental shelf.
But the area is still under heavy surf from a recent Category 3 storm.
A woman walks past a satellite antenna on a beach on the Gulf coast of Texas in August.
A satellite antenna is visible on the west side of the island in Florida.
In this Feb. 23, 2019, file picture, a boat in the Gulf is seen floating in the Atlantic Ocean.
The area around New Orleans was hit by a Category 4 hurricane that devastated the city and its beaches and left more than a million people without power.
In an Aug. 19, 2019 file photo taken by National Geographic photographers in Miami, a plane is seen on the water at the Gulf Coast of Florida.
A large part of the eastern seaboard was hit the hardest.
In the Feb. 3, 2021, file photograph, people walk along the shoreline of St. Lucie Beach in Florida’s St. Johns County, Fla.
Hurricane Matthew, a Category 3 hurricane that ravaged the eastern United States and left thousands without power, left some coastal areas with no power.
The storm was a Category 1 as of Monday, which means the storm’s winds are likely to have had some weakening, and that it would be extremely difficult to return to the coastal areas.
In a Feb. 27, 2021 file photo made available by NASA, a storm surge from the tropical storm Harvey rises over Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, in this file photo.
Harvey, which is still a Category 5 hurricane, is expected to strengthen and pass over Texas and Louisiana over the weekend.
(AP Photo/NASA, David Goldman) An aerial view shows Hurricane Harvey in Florida, on April 26, 2017.
(Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) In this April 28, 2018 file photo from a NASA satellite image, the center of Hurricane Harvey is seen over Florida.
(NASA via AP) An August 11, 2018 photo provided by NASA shows a satellite view of Hurricane Matthew’s track in the eastern Gulf of Carolina as it approaches the Gulf, near Lake Pontchas, Louisiana.
(REUTERS/NASA/Bill Ingalls) A satellite image shows Hurricane Matthew approaching the Gulf near Lake Tampico, Florida, June 3, 2019.
Hurricane Maria left at least 20 people dead in Puerto Rico, including at least 13 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and a devastating storm surge hit Puerto Rico on Sunday.
In less than 24 hours, the U