Hurricanes similar to or like Hurricane Irma

Extremely powerful Cape Verde hurricane that caused widespread destruction across its path in September 2017. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Georges

    Powerful and long-lived Cape Verde Category 4 hurricane which caused severe destruction as it traversed the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico in September 1998, making seven landfalls along its path. The seventh tropical storm, fourth hurricane, and second major hurricane of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season. Wikipedia

  • 2017 Atlantic hurricane season

    Extremely active tropical cyclone season and the costliest on record, with a damage total of at least $294.92 billion . The season featured 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and 6 major hurricanes, making the season the sixth-most active Atlantic hurricane season on record, tied with 1936. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Maria

    Deadly Category 5 hurricane that devastated Dominica, St Croix, and Puerto Rico in September 2017. Regarded as the worst natural disaster in recorded history to affect those islands and was also the deadliest Atlantic hurricane since Mitch in 1998. Wikipedia

  • Meteorological history of Hurricane Irma

    Extremely powerful Cape Verde hurricane that caused extensive damage in the Caribbean and Florida. The strongest open-Atlantic tropical cyclone on record and the first Category 5 hurricane to strike the Leeward Islands. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Hugo

    Powerful Cape Verde tropical cyclone that inflicted widespread damage across the northeastern Caribbean and the Southeastern United States in September 1989. Across its track, Hugo affected approximately 2 million people. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Donna

    The strongest hurricane of the 1960 Atlantic hurricane season, and caused severe damage to the Lesser Antilles, the Greater Antilles, and the East Coast of the United States, especially Florida, in August–September. The fifth tropical cyclone, third hurricane, and first major hurricane of the season, Donna developed south of Cape Verde on August 29, spawned by a tropical wave to which 63 deaths from a plane crash in Senegal were attributed. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Dorian

    Extremely powerful and devastating Category 5 Atlantic hurricane, which became the most intense tropical cyclone on record to strike the Bahamas, and is also regarded as the worst natural disaster in the country's recorded history. Also one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in the Atlantic Ocean in terms of 1-minute sustained winds, with those winds peaking at 185 mph . Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Luis

    Category 4 Cape Verde hurricane. The strongest hurricane to make landfall, and the third-most intense hurricane recorded during the 1995 Atlantic hurricane season. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Frederic

    Intense and damaging tropical cyclone that carved a path of damage from the Lesser Antilles to Quebec, in particular devastating areas of the United States Gulf Coast. Though only five were killed directly, the US$1.77 billion (equivalent to $ billion in ) in damage accrued by Frederic made it the Atlantic basin's costliest tropical cyclone on record at the time. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Irene

    Large and destructive tropical cyclone which affected much of the Caribbean and East Coast of the United States during late August 2011. The ninth named storm, first hurricane, and first major hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, Irene originated from a well-defined Atlantic tropical wave that began showing signs of organization east of the Lesser Antilles. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Allen

    Rare and extremely powerful Cape Verde hurricane that struck the Caribbean, eastern and northern Mexico, and southern Texas in August 1980. The fifth most intense Atlantic hurricane on record in terms of barometric pressure, behind Hurricane Rita, the 1935 Labor Day hurricane, Hurricane Gilbert, and Hurricane Wilma. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Laura

    Deadly and destructive Category 4 hurricane that was tied with the 1856 Last Island hurricane as the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in the U.S. state of Louisiana, as measured by maximum sustained winds. The twelfth named storm, fourth hurricane, and first major hurricane of the record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Laura originated from a large tropical wave that moved off the West African coast on August 16 and became a tropical depression on August 20. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Dean

    The strongest tropical cyclone of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season. The most intense North Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Wilma of 2005, tying for eighth overall. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Isaac (2012)

    Deadly and destructive tropical cyclone that came ashore in the U.S. state of Louisiana during August 2012. The ninth named storm and fourth hurricane of the annual hurricane season, Isaac originated from a tropical wave that moved off the west coast of Africa on August 16. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Andrew

    Powerful and destructive Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that struck the Bahamas, Florida, and Louisiana in August 1992. Most destructive hurricane to ever hit Florida in terms of structures damaged or destroyed, and was the costliest in financial terms until Hurricane Irma surpassed it 25 years later. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Betsy

    Intense and destructive tropical cyclone that brought widespread damage to areas of Florida and the central United States Gulf Coast in September 1965. The storm's erratic nature, coupled with its intensity and minimized preparation time contributed to making Betsy the first tropical cyclone in the Atlantic basin to accrue at least $1 billion in damage. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Earl (2010)

    The first major hurricane to threaten New England since Hurricane Bob in 1991. The fifth named storm of the season, Earl originated from a tropical wave to west of the Cape Verde Islands on August 25, 2010. Wikipedia

  • List of Category 4 Atlantic hurricanes

    Category 4 hurricanes are tropical cyclones that reach Category 4 intensity on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale. Category 4 hurricanes that later attained Category 5 strength are not included in this list. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Marilyn

    The most powerful hurricane to strike the Virgin Islands since Hurricane Hugo of 1989, and the third such tropical cyclone in roughly a two-week time span to strike or impact the Leeward Islands, the others being Hurricane Iris and the much more powerful and destructive Hurricane Luis. The thirteenth named storm, seventh hurricane and third major hurricane of the extremely active 1995 Atlantic hurricane season, Marilyn formed on September 12 as a tropical depression from a tropical wave that moved off the coast of Africa on September 7. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Ivan

    Large, long-lived, Cape Verde hurricane that caused widespread damage in the Caribbean and United States. The ninth named storm, the sixth hurricane and the fourth major hurricane of the active 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Katrina

    Large Category 5 Atlantic hurricane which caused over 1,800 deaths and $125 billion in damage in August 2005, particularly in the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. At the time the costliest tropical cyclone on record, and is now tied with 2017's Hurricane Harvey. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Debby (2000)

    Hurricane Debby caused minor damage in the Greater and Lesser Antilles in August 2000. The seventh tropical cyclone, fourth named storm, and second hurricane of the annual season, Debby developed from a tropical wave east of the Lesser Antilles on August 19. Wikipedia

  • 1995 Atlantic hurricane season

    Tied with 1887, 2010, 2011, and 2012 for the fourth-most active Atlantic hurricane season on record, with 19 tropical storms. Also considered to be the start of an ongoing era of high-activity tropical cyclone formation. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Matthew

    The first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since Felix in 2007. Matthew caused catastrophic damage and a humanitarian crisis in Haiti, as well as widespread devastation in the southeastern United States. Wikipedia

  • 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

    The most active and the fifth costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record. The fifth consecutive above average season from 2016 onward. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Ike

    Powerful tropical cyclone that swept through portions of the Greater Antilles and Northern America in September 2008, wreaking havoc on infrastructure and agriculture, particularly in Cuba and Texas. Ike took a similar track to the 1900 Galveston hurricane. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Isaias

    Destructive Category 1 hurricane that caused extensive damage across the Caribbean and the East Coast of the United States while also spawning a large tornado outbreak that generated the strongest tropical cyclone-spawned tornado since Hurricane Rita in 2005. First identified by the National Hurricane Center on July 23. Wikipedia

  • List of Category 5 Atlantic hurricanes

    Tropical cyclone that reaches Category 5 intensity on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale, within the Atlantic Ocean to the north of the equator. They are among the strongest tropical cyclones that can form on Earth, having 1-minute sustained wind speeds of at least 137 kn. Wikipedia

  • 2005 Atlantic hurricane season

    Previously the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record until the record was surpassed in 2020. The season broke numerous records, with 28 tropical or subtropical storms recorded. Wikipedia

  • Hurricane Harvey

    Devastating Category 4 hurricane that made landfall on Texas and Louisiana in August 2017, causing catastrophic flooding and many deaths. Tied with 2005's Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting $125 billion in damage, primarily from catastrophic rainfall-triggered flooding in the Houston metropolitan area and Southeast Texas. Wikipedia


Sentences forHurricane Irma

  • Hurricane Irma hit the island on 8 September 2017, with winds of 260 km per hour, at the Camagüey Archipelago; the storm reached Ciego de Avila province around midnight and continued to pound Cuba the next day.Cuba-Wikipedia
  • The impact of hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017, combined with the unincorporated territory's worsening economy, led to its greatest population decline since the U.S. acquired the archipelago.Puerto Rico-Wikipedia
  • Some tourist facilities were extensively damaged on 8 September 2017 when Hurricane Irma hit the island.Cuba-Wikipedia
  • In September 2017, Hurricane Irma caused record-breaking floods in Jacksonville, with a severity not seen since 1846.Jacksonville, Florida-Wikipedia
  • Savannah was most recently affected by an active 2016 hurricane season, including Hurricane Matthew (which made a partial eyewall landfall), and was brushed by Hurricane Irma in 2017.Savannah, Georgia-Wikipedia
  • The most recent hurricane to impact Key West was Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the Keys in the morning of September 10, 2017 as a Category 4 storm.Key West-Wikipedia

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