Hurricane Lane (2006) facts for kids
|Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||September 13, 2006|
|Dissipated||September 17, 2006|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 125 mph (205 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||952 mbar (hPa); 28.11 inHg|
|Damage||$203 million (2006 USD)|
|Areas affected||Northern Pacific coast of Mexico, Southern Texas|
|Part of the 2006 Pacific hurricane season|
Hurricane Lane was the strongest Pacific hurricane that made landfall in Mexico since Hurricane Kenna. It was the 13th named storm, 9th hurricane, and 6th strong hurricane of the 2006 Pacific hurricane season. Lane began from a tropical wave on September 13, while it was to the south of Mexico. It moved towards the northwest along Mexico, and it quickly gained strength. After turning towards the northeast, Lane reached its peak winds of 125 mph (205 km/h), and it made landfall in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. It quickly weakened and died out on September 17
Near its path, Lane caused four deaths. The damage was worst in Sinaloa. In that area, crops were badly damaged. Moderate flooding happened in Acapulco, which caused mudslides in some areas. Damage in the country totaled to $2.2 billion (2006 MXN, $203 million (2006 USD).
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Lane making landfall in Sinaloa
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