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Hurricane Georges
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
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Georges as a Category 4 hurricane
Formed September 15, 1998
Dissipated October 1, 1998
Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 155 mph (250 km/h)
Lowest pressure 937 mbar (hPa); 27.67 inHg
Fatalities 604 direct
Damage $5.9 billion (1998 USD)
Areas affected Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Florida Keys, Mississippi, Alabama, Southeastern Louisiana, Florida Panhandle
Part of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Georges caused much damage and many deaths in on the norther Caribbean islands and the Gulf Coast of the United States. Even though it was very strong, caused a lot of damage and many deaths, it was not the strongest, costliest, or deadliest of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season, that would be Hurricane Mitch later on. Hurricane Georges crossed some islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and Cuba, before it made landfall in Mississippi. Georges killed 604 people and caused $5.9 billion in damage, much of it from high winds and severe flooding.

Tropical cyclones of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season

Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5

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