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Dominican Republic Hurricane (Hurricane San Zenon)
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
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Surface weather analysis of the hurricane
Formed August 29, 1930 (1930-08-29)
Dissipated September 17, 1930 (1930-09-18)
Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 155 mph (250 km/h)
Lowest pressure 933 mbar (hPa); 27.55 inHg
Fatalities 2,000–8,000
Damage $50 million (1930 USD)
Areas affected Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Florida, North Carolina
Part of the 1930 Atlantic hurricane season

The 1930 Dominican Republic hurricane was one of the most deadly tropical cyclones in the history of the Caribbean or Atlantic basin. It was the fifth deadliest Atlantic storm on record.

The hurricane was small although strong when it went through the Caribbean.

The storm caused 2,000-8,000 deaths, mostly in the Dominican Republic.

Damage from the storm was over $50 million.

The storm also struck Cuba and southern Florida. It then brushed eastern North Carolina with strong tropical storm force winds.

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