It peaked as a Category 5 with top winds of mph but was a Category 3 storm at landfall. Florence made landfall along the southeastern coast of North Carolina as a strong Category 1 storm and brought significant storm surge flooding to portions of eastern North Carolina.
Andrew had peak winds of mph and struck the Bahamas, Florida and Louisiana.
Strength refers to maximum sustained wind speed upon striking land. Hugo was responsible for 21 deaths in the mainland United States, five more in Puerto Rico and the U.
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Inthe NHC did not produce any graphical products, Brown said. Accurate estimates of the storm's strength were tricky to make, because the storm destroyed so many instruments when it hit.
Why Andrew was different from other hurricanes Andrew was a relatively small hurricane considering how much damage it caused, Zamanillo said.
Florence produced rainfall that exceeded 20 inches along the North and South Carolina border, and in some parts of North Carolina exceeded 30 inches, a state record. Warner recalls meteorologists predicting that the storm would strike "about a half degree north" into the Coral Gables area.