|Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||October 10, 1988|
|Dissipated||November 2, 1988|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 145 mph (230 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||932 mbar (hPa); 27.52 inHg|
|Fatalities||216-334 total (all as Joan)|
|Damage||$2 billion (1988 USD)|
|Areas affected||Windward Islands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Panama (as Joan), El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico (as Miriam), Nicaragua (as both)|
|Part of the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season
1988 Pacific hurricane season
Hurricane Joan was a powerful and deadly hurricane during 1988. Over 200 people died because of Joan. The hurricane reached Category 4 strength.
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