Hurricane Beulah facts for kids
|Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||September 5, 1967|
|Dissipated||September 22, 1967|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 160 mph (260 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||923 mbar (hPa); 27.26 inHg|
|Damage||$1.2 billion (1967 USD)|
|Areas affected||Greater Antilles, Yucatán Peninsula, Northeast Mexico, South Texas|
|Part of the 1967 Atlantic hurricane season|
Hurricane Beulah tracked through the Caribbean Sea, struck the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico as a major hurricane, and moved west-northwest into the Gulf of Mexico, briefly gaining Category 5 status. It was the strongest hurricane during the 1967 Atlantic hurricane season. The cyclone then weakened before moving into Texas as a major hurricane. It spawned 115 twisters across Texas, which established a new record for the highest amount of tornadoes produced by a tropical cyclone. Due to its slow movement over Texas, Beulah led to significant flooding, and caused over $1 billion (2005 USD) in damages. There were 58 fatalities.
Images for kids
Hurricane Beulah Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.