Hurricane Maria Facts
- Saffir-Simpson Rating: Category 5 Hurricane
- Highest 1-Minute Sustained Winds: 175 mph (280 km/h)
- Damage: $91.61 Billion (2017 USD)
- Death Toll: 3,059
- Maria Formed: September 16th, 2017
- Maria Dissipated: October 2nd, 2017
- Affected Countries: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, The Bahamans, Turks and Caicos and the United States of America.
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12 Hurricane Maria Facts
- Hurricane Maria formed on September 16th, 2017, as it was heading west from the African coast and dissipated over the Atlantic Ocean on October 2nd, 2017.
- The highest 1-Minute sustained winds for Hurricane Maria was 175 mph (280 km/h).
- Hurricane Maria had some of the strongest 1-minute sustained winds for an Atlantic Hurricane in recorded history.
- Hurricane Maria was at category 5 strength for 1 day and 6 hours.
- The lowest pressure recorded for Hurricane Maria was 908 mbar (hPA); 26.81 inHg.
- Hurricane Maria was a category 5 hurricane that occurred during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
- Hurricane Maria was the 13th named storm during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
- Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage and resulted in $91.61 billion (2017 USD) in losses.
- Hurricane Maria was on of the costliest Atlantic hurricanes in recorded history.
- Hurricane Maria is responsible for the deaths of at least 3,059 people.
- The name Maria was retired from the Atlantic tropical cyclones list names and was replaced with Margot.
- Hurricane Maria was so powerful it took down the entire power grid in Puerto Rico. It left 3.4 million people without power. It wasn’t fully restored until many months after the storm.