|Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||August 9, 2004|
|Dissipated||August 15, 2004|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 150 mph (240 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||941 mbar (hPa); 27.79 inHg|
|Damage||$16.3 billion (2004 USD)|
|Areas affected||Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina|
|Part of the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season|
Hurricane Charley was the second hurricane and also the second major hurricane (category 3+) of the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. Charley lasted from August 9 to August 15. Its strongest winds were 150 mph (240 km/h), classifying it as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. The storm made landfall in southwestern Florida. It was the strongest hurricane to hit the United States since Hurricane Andrew, twelve years earlier. In the United States, Charley caused ten deaths and $15.4 billion in damage (2004 USD).
The destruction from Hurricane Charley[change | change source]
|Source: National Hurricane Center[nb 1]|
Charley did its damage in a very similar manner to Andrew: high winds caused almost all the damage, and both storms made landfall at low tide, preventing the storm surges from causing damage like they usually do when hurricanes make landfall. Both were compact storms upon landfall.
References[change | change source]
- (August 10, 2011) The deadliest, costliest and most intense United States tropical cyclones from 1851 to 2010 (and other frequently requested hurricane facts) . National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 47. . Retrieved on August 10, 2011.
- Blake, Eric S (February 12, 2013) Hurricane Sandy: October 22 – 29, 2012 , United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service. . Retrieved on February 17, 2013.
- (May 2013) Hurricane/Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy, October 22–29, 2012 . United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service, 10. . Retrieved on June 2, 2013.
- All damage figures are in USD amounts of their respective year.