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1965 Atlantic hurricane season
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First storm formed June 11, 1965
Last storm dissipated October 19, 1965
Strongest storm Betsy – 941 mbar (27.79 inHg), 155 mph (250 km/h) –
Total fatalities 76
Total damage $1.45 billion (1965 USD)
($8.64 billion, 2005 USD)
1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967

The 1965 Atlantic hurricane season was the first hurricane season to have the bounds from June 1, 1965 to November 30, 1965. The 1965 Atlantic hurricane season did not have very many storms. A famous hurricane from this season would be Hurricane Betsy. Hurricane Betsy was the first hurricane to cause a billion dollors or more in damage, without being changed to the value of the dollar today.


  • Tropical Storm One
  • Hurricane Anna
  • Hurricane Betsy
  • Hurricane Carol
  • Tropical Storm Debbie
  • Hurricane Elena

Storm names

This is a list of all the names set aside for use in the 1965 Atlantic hurricane season. The names not used are in gray.

  • Anna
  • Betsy
  • Carol
  • Debbie
  • Elena
  • Francelia (unused)
  • Gerda (unused)
  • Holly (unused)
  • Inga (unused)
  • Jenny (unused)
  • Kara (unused)
  • Laurie (unused)
  • Martha (unused)
  • Netty (unused)
  • Orva (unused)
  • Peggy (unused)
  • Rhoda (unused)
  • Sadie (unused)
  • Tanya (unused)
  • Virgy (unused)
  • Wenda (unused)


After the season Betsy and Carol were retired. Carol was retired not because of the 1965 storm but because of the 1954 storm. Blanche and Camille were used instead of Betsy and Carol in 1969.

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