Hurricane Donna facts for kids
|Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
Donna over the Florida Keys
|Formed||August 29, 1960|
|Dissipated||September 14, 1960|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 145 mph (230 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||930 mbar (hPa); 27.46 inHg|
|Damage||$900 million (1960 USD)|
|Areas affected||Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Bahamas, East Coast of the United States, Southern Quebec, Atlantic Canada|
|Part of the 1960 Atlantic hurricane season|
Hurricane Donna was a Cape Verde-type hurricane. It happened in 1960. It moved across the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispanola, Cuba, The Bahamas, and every state on the East Coast of the United States.
Hurricane Donna holds the record for keeping major hurricane status in the Atlantic Basin for the longest period of time. For nine days, September 2 to September 11, Donna had maximum sustained winds of at least 115 mph (185 km/h).
Hurricane Donna was a very destructive hurricane. It made a lot of damage from the Lesser Antilles to New England. At least 364 people were killed by the hurricane. Over $900 million in damage was done (1960 USD).
Because of its damage and the high death amount associated with the hurricane, the name Donna was retired. It will never again be used for an Atlantic hurricane. The name was replaced by Dora in 1964.
Images for kids
Flooding along Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, Florida
The facade of the 1840s-era Bennett's Rice Mill in Charleston, South Carolina; much of the structure was destroyed by a F3 tornado.
|Mary the Jewess|