Deadly, curious and destructive hurricane in history :
Today's turn of Terrible Ivan!
Hurricane Ivan was a large, long-lived, Cape Verde-type hurricane that caused widespread damage in the Caribbean and United States. The cyclone was the ninth named storm, the sixth hurricane and the fourth major hurricane of the active 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. Ivan formed in early September, and reached Category 5 strength on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.
Ivan caused catastrophic damage to Grenadaas a strong Category 3 storm, heavy damage to Jamaica as a strong Category 4 storm and then Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands and the western tip of Cuba as a Category 5 storm. After peaking in strength, the hurricane moved north-northwest across the Gulf of Mexico to strike Pensacola/Milton, Florida and Alabamaas a strong Category 3 storm, causing significant damage. Ivan dropped heavy rains on the Southeastern United States as it progressed northeast and east through the eastern United States, becoming an extratropical cyclone. The remnant low from the storm moved into the western subtropical Atlantic and regenerated into a tropical cyclone, which then moved across Florida and the Gulf of Mexico into Louisiana and Texas, causing minimal damage. Ivan caused an estimated US$18 billion (2004 USD, $22.8 billion 2017 USD) in damages to the United States, making it the seventh costliest hurricane ever to strike the country.
Formed: September 2, 2004
Dissipated: September 24, 2004
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 165 mph (270 km/h).
Lowest pressure: 910 mbar (hPa); 26.87 inHg.
Fatalities: 92 direct, 32 indirect
Damage: $23.3 billion (2004 USD)
Areas affected: Windward Islands (especially Grenada), Venezuela, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cuba, Yucatan Peninsula, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Texas and most of the United States Gulf Coast.
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