For Jordan, a US ally whose stability has been a defining feature of the Middle East for decades, this has been an uncomfortable year.
Police repeatedly called on the the public to refrain from traveling to the area.
Heavy rains and flooding killed at least twelve people in Jordan, more than 3,700 tourists evacuated.
The heavy rains began falling in the area of the Dead Sea and the Negev Desert on Tuesday night and continued to Thursday, causing major flooding.
But the hurricane's sheer size meant it could batter the US East Coast with hurricane-force winds for nearly a full day, according to weather forecasters.
Dozens of people are missing and 1.2 million are sheltering in the camps; more than 3,500 medical camps were set up across a region.
With straw brooms and willpower, the pastor and a few congregants of First Fellowship Baptist Church in southern Dallas had to push out two inches of water taking over their place of worship.
IsraAID sends help after severe floods left many stranded travelers and residents, including Israelis.