Hurricane Gustav facts for kids
|Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||August 25, 2008|
|Dissipated||September 4, 2008|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 150 mph (240 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||941 mbar (hPa); 27.79 inHg|
|Fatalities||112 direct, 41 indirect|
|Damage||$6.61 billion (2008 USD)|
|Areas affected||Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas|
|Part of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season|
Hurricane Gustav was one of 16 named storms, one of seven hurricanes, and one of five major hurricanes in the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Gustav form on August 25, made landfall in three countries, Haiti, Cuba, and the United States, the storm died on September 4. Gustav caused about $6.61 Billion in damage, also 112 direct and 41 indirect deaths.
- See also: List of retired Atlantic hurricane names
In the spring of 2009 the name Gustav was retired, it was replaced by Gonzalo in 2014.
- 2008 Atlantic hurricane season
- List of Atlantic hurricanes
- List of Atlantic hurricane seasons
- List of tropical cyclones
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