1960 Atlantic hurricane season facts for kids

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1960 Atlantic hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed June 23, 1960
Last storm dissipated September 25, 1960
Strongest storm Donna – 932 mbar (hPa) (27.53 inHg), 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Total storms 7
Hurricanes 4
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 2
Total fatalities 385
Total damage $410 million (1960 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962

The 1960 Atlantic hurricane season began June 1, 1960 and ended November 30, 1960. This season had low activity, with only 7 storms. This season featured the powerful, Hurricane Donna and also Hurricane Ethel.

Storms

  • Tropical Storm One
  • Hurricane Abby
  • Tropical Storm Brenda
  • Hurricane Cleo
  • Hurricane Donna
  • Hurricane Ethel
  • Tropical Storm Florence

Unused names

  • Gladys (unused)
  • Hilda (unused)
  • Isbell (unused)
  • Janet (unused)
  • Katy (unused)
  • Lila (unused)
  • Molly (unused)
  • Nita (unused)
  • Odette (unused)
  • Paula (unused)
  • Roxie (unused)
  • Stella (unused)
  • Trudy (unused)
  • Vesta (unused)
  • Wesley (unused)

Retirement

The name "Donna" was retired.


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