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Hurricane Isaac (2012) facts for kids

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Hurricane Isaac was an Atlantic tropical cyclone that killed almost two dozen people in Hispaniola in August 2012 and moved over Cuba and Haiti. Isaac then became a Category One hurricane on August 28 and hit near the southeast tip of Louisiana at 6:44 pm that day.


According to the report. Issac was from a Tropical Wave that moved of the coast of Africa on August 15.

Issac did not become a tropical depression until August 21.

Issac was upgraded to a tropical storm that same day as Hurricane Hunters went into the storm and found winds more then 50 mph.

Issac made its passage along the Lesser Antilles on August 22.

On August 25 the storm made its first landfall on Haiti with winds of 70 mph.

Issac made its second landfall on Cuba with winds around 60-65 mph on the same day.

Issac quickly exited Cuba and went towards the Florida Keys on August 26 but even though it did made landfall. It caused heavy rain to the Keys.

Issac became a Hurricane on August 28 and made landfall as a Category 1 Hurricane with 80 mph.

Issac moved inland and dissipated.

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