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Hurricane Dennis

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Hurricane Dennis
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
A view of Hurricane Dennis from Space on July 10, 2005. The storm's small eye is visible at the center of the image. Dennis is located south of Pensacola, Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico. The western tip of Cuba is seen on the right side of the image.
Hurricane Dennis on July 10, 2005 at 1615 UTC
FormedJuly 4, 2005
DissipatedJuly 13, 2005
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 150 mph (240 km/h)
Lowest pressure930 mbar (hPa); 27.46 inHg
Fatalities42 direct, 47 indirect
Damage$4 billion (2005 USD)
Areas affectedGrenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee and Ohio Valley regions
Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Dennis was the second hurricane and the first major hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Dennis struck in the United States near where Hurricane Ivan less than a year before. On July 10 Dennis became the strongest hurricane before August, this record was held by Hurricane Audrey in 1957, meaning the record was not beaten for 48 years. Only six days later, July 16, Hurricane Emily became stronger then Dennis, therefore beating the record again. Dennis left 89 deaths and $4 billion in damage.

Retirement[change | change source]

Because the damage was heavy the name Dennis was retired. In 2011 the name Don is on the list instead.