Hurricanes, tropical storms, tsunamis, floods, and landslides can introduce immense quantities of debris into the marine environment, including large debris items such as furniture, appliances, and even entire homes. The 2017 hurricane season left a swath of destruction and significant amounts of marine debris over large areas of the Caribbean, Southeast, and Texas. The NOAA Marine Debris Program provided technical assistance to local, state, and federal partners during responses to hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. NOAA’s Marine Debris regional coordinators functioned as the statewide natural resource advisor coordinator during four separate rotations. NOAA's Florida Marine Debris Emergency Response Guide was also utilized to determine agency jurisdiction for debris issues and determine necessary consultations with other agencies. In early 2018, NOAA received $18 million in disaster relief funding to aid in coastal recovery efforts by supporting marine debris assessment, removal, and disposal in the impacted areas of Florida, Texas, South Carolina, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.