Hurricane Hortense facts for kids
|Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||September 3, 1996|
|Dissipated||September 16, 1996|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 140 mph (220 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||935 mbar (hPa); 27.61 inHg|
|Damage||$158 million (1996 USD)|
|Areas affected||Guadeloupe, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland|
|Part of the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season|
Hurricane Hortense cut across Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in September of 1996. The storm took next to 40 lives and did $139 million in damage. The storm also affected portions of eastern Canada, striking southeastern Nova Scotia as a Category 1 hurricane. The name Hortense was later retired.
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Flooding caused by Hortense near Guayama, Puerto Rico
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