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Hurricane Frances

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Hurricane Frances
Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Frances as a Category 4 hurricane
FormedAugust 24, 2004
DissipatedSeptember 10, 2004
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 160 mph (260 km/h)
Lowest pressure928 mbar (hPa); 27.4 inHg
Damage$10 billion (2004 USD)
Areas affectedBritish Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, The Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Ohio, and other states, southeast Canada
Part of the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Frances was the sixth tropical storm, fourth hurricane, and third major hurricane of the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. Frances was one of the four hurricanes to have a major impact of the U.S. state of Florida in 2004. Frances made landfall near the same location Hurricane Jeanne would make landfall in about two weeks later. Frances caused about 101 tornadoes from Florida to Virginia. Frances left 49 deaths and $12 billion in damage.

Retirement[change | change source]

Because of the damage it caused in the United States, the name Frances was retired in the spring of 2005 by the World Meteorological Organization, and will never again be used for an Atlantic hurricane. In 2010 the name Fiona is on the list instead.