Hurricane Beulah

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Hurricane Beulah
Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
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Hurricane Beulah in the Gulf of Mexico as a Category 5.
FormedSeptember 5, 1967
DissipatedSeptember 22, 1967
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 160 mph (260 km/h)
Lowest pressure923 mbar (hPa); 27.26 inHg
Damage$1.2 billion (1967 USD)
Areas affectedGreater Antilles, Yucatán Peninsula, Northeast Mexico, South Texas
Part of the 1967 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Beulah tracked through the Caribbean Sea, struck the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico as a major hurricane, and moved west-northwest into the Gulf of Mexico, briefly gaining Category 5 status. It was the strongest hurricane during the 1967 Atlantic hurricane season. The cyclone then weakened before moving into Texas as a major hurricane. It spawned 115 twisters across Texas, which established a new record for the highest amount of tornadoes produced by a tropical cyclone. Due to its slow movement over Texas, Beulah led to significant flooding, and caused over $1 billion (2005 USD) in damages. There were 58 fatalities.