Hurricane Irma Facts
- Saffir-Simpson Rating: Category 5 Hurricane
- Highest 1-Minute Sustained Winds: 180 mph (285 km/h)
- Damage: $77.16 Billion (2017 USD)
- Death Toll: 134
- Irma Formed: August 30th, 2017
- Irma Dissipated: September 13th, 2017
- Affected Countries: Cape Verde, Leeward Islands, Greater Antilles, Turks and Caicos Islands, The Bahamas and the United States of America
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15 Hurricane Irma Facts
- Hurricane Irma formed on August 30th, 2017 just west of the Cape Verde Islands and dissipated over the U.S. State of Missouri on September 13th, 2017.
- The highest 1-Minute sustained winds for Hurricane Irma was 180 mph (285 km/h).
- Hurricane Irma was at category 5 strength for three days (72 hours).
- The lowest pressure recorded for Hurricane Irma was 914 mbar (hPA); 26.99 inHg.
- Hurricane Irma was a category 5 hurricane that occurred during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
- Hurricane Irma was the 9th named storm during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
- Hurricane Irma made landfall on September 10th, 2017, as a category 3 hurricane in Florida.
- At the time, it was the strongest hurricane to strike the United States since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
- The storm’s impact was felt by Cape Verde, Leeward Islands, Greater Antilles, Turks and Caicos Islands, The Bahamas and the United States of America.
- Hurricane Irma caused catastrophic damage and resulted in $77.16 billion (2017 USD) in losses.
- Hurricane Irma is one of the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history.
- The term Irmageddon was used to describe the damaged it caused.
- Hurricane Irma is responsible for the deaths of at least 134 people.
- The name Irma was retired from the Atlantic tropical cyclones list names and was replaced with Idalia.
- When Hurricane Irma made landfall, it was the 6th most intense for an Atlantic hurricane.