1932 Cuba hurricane
|Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||October 30, 1932|
|Dissipated||November 14, 1932|
|(Extratropical after November 13, 1932)|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 175 mph (280 km/h) |
|Lowest pressure||≤ 915 mbar (hPa); 27.02 inHg|
(Deadliest in Cuban history)
|Damage||$40 million (1932 USD)|
|Part of the 1932 Atlantic hurricane season|
The 1932 Cuba hurricane was (at the time) the deadliest hurricane in the history of Cuba. The storm was the only Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in the month of November until 2020.
Cuba was hit with heavy storm surge during the hurricane. Few buildings withstood the storm.
There were around 3,033 deaths in Cuba from the storm. It did over US$40 million in damage on the island.
The storm also affected the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the Bahamas.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Hurricane Vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean: Normalized Damage and Loss Potentials" (PDF). Retrieved Oct 19, 2016.