Hurricane Isidore facts for kids
|Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||September 14, 2002|
|Dissipated||September 27, 2002|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 125 mph (205 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||934 mbar (hPa); 27.58 inHg|
|Fatalities||19 direct, 3 indirect|
|Damage||$1.3 billion (2002 USD)|
|Areas affected||Cuba, Yucatán Peninsula, Louisiana|
|Part of the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season|
Hurricane Isidore was the strongest hurricane in the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season. Isidore affected the Windward Islands, Venezuela, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, parts of the United States. Some forecasters showed it possible for Isidore to make landfall in the United States as a category 4 hurricane. But since Isidore moved slow over Mexico, it struck the Louisiana as only a tropical storm.
Hurricane Isidore killed 22 people and left $1.3 billion in damage.
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