Tropical Storm Erika facts for kids
|Tropical storm (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||August 24, 2015|
|Dissipated||August 28, 2015|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 50 mph (85 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||1001 mbar (hPa); 29.56 inHg|
|Fatalities||31 direct, 4 indirect|
|Damage||$509.1 million (2015 USD)|
|Areas affected||Antilles (particularly Dominica), The Bahamas, Florida|
|Part of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season|
More than 30 people died when the storm passed through the Caribbean.
Resulting from Erika's impact over the northeast Caribbean, the name Erika was retired in April 2016. The name was replaced with Elsa for 2021. Erika became the second storm name that was retired. Allison was the first one.
Images for kids
Infrared satellite loop of Erika over the Lesser Antilles on August 27
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