Hurricane Igor facts for kids
|Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||September 8, 2010|
|Dissipated||September 21, 2010|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 155 mph (250 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||924 mbar (hPa); 27.29 inHg|
|Damage||$200 million (2010 USD)|
|Areas affected||Cape Verde, Northeastern Caribbean, United States East Coast, Bermuda, Newfoundland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon|
|Part of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season|
Hurricane Igor was a destructive tropical cyclone which passed by Bermuda and struck the Island of Newfoundland. This storm was a powerful Category Four hurricane with winds as high as 155 miles per hour. Igor brushed Bermuda as a minor hurricane with minimal damage. In Newfoundland, however, the storm caused $200 million in damage, making Igor the most destructive Atlantic tropical cyclone on record to strike the region. The name Igor was retired and replaced by Ian for the 2016 Atlantic season.
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Photograph of Hurricane Igor's eye on September 14 from the International Space Station
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