Hurricane Ophelia (2005) facts for kids
|Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||September 6, 2005|
|Dissipated||September 23, 2005 (Extratropical after September 17)|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 85 mph (140 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||976 mbar (hPa); 28.82 inHg|
|Fatalities||1 direct, 2 indirect|
|Damage||$70 million (2005 USD)|
|Areas affected||Northeast Florida, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Atlantic Canada|
|Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season|
Hurricane Ophelia was a long-lived Atlantic hurricane. It was mostly remembered for its very erratic and slow track off the United States' East Coast in September 2005. This storm brushed eastern North Carolina on September 14 and 15, 2005, causing $70 million in damages. Minor damage was also reported in eastern New England and Atlantic Canada when Ophelia brushed them as a strong tropical storm.
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Flooding in Davis, North Carolina
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