Hurricane Karl (2010) facts for kids
|Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||September 14, 2010|
|Dissipated||September 18, 2010|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 125 mph (205 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||956 mbar (hPa); 28.23 inHg|
|Damage||$5.6 billion (2010 USD)|
|Areas affected||Belize, Yucatán Peninsula, Veracruz, Mexico|
|Part of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season|
Hurricane Karl was the fifth and final major hurricane of 2010's Atlantic hurricane season. It became the most damaging hurricane to ever impact the Mexican state of Veracruz. As of September 23, 22 people have been confirmed killed, most of which were in the state of Veracruz. Preliminary losses from the storm are estimated at 70 billion MXN ($5.6 billion USD). Despite the destruction, the name Karl was not retired.
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Tropical Storm Karl moving ashore in the Yucatán Peninsula
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