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Hurricane Eloise
Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
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Hurricane Eloise in the Gulf of Mexico before striking Florida
Formed September 13, 1975
Dissipated September 24, 1975
Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 125 mph (205 km/h)
Lowest pressure 955 mbar (hPa); 28.2 inHg
Fatalities 80 direct
Damage $560 million (1975 USD)
Areas affected Lesser Antilles, Greater Antilles, Yucatán Peninsula, Florida, Eastern United States
Part of the 1975 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Eloise was a really destructive storm in September 1975 that struck Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and northwest Florida. She caused around 80 deaths and $560 million along her path. When Eloise struck Florida, winds were 125 mph, making the storm Category Three. The name Eloise was retired from Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone lists the following year.

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