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Hurricane Gustav

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Hurricane Gustav
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Gustav nearing its maximum strength while approaching southern Cuba
FormedAugust 25, 2008
DissipatedSeptember 4, 2008
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 150 mph (240 km/h)
Lowest pressure941 mbar (hPa); 27.79 inHg
Fatalities112 direct, 41 indirect
Damage$6.61 billion (2008 USD)
Areas affectedDominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas
Part of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Gustav was one of 16 named storms, one of seven hurricanes, and one of five major hurricanes in the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Gustav form on August 25, made landfall in three countries, Haiti, Cuba, and the United States, the storm died on September 4. Gustav caused about $6.61 Billion in damage, also 112 direct and 41 indirect deaths.

Retirement[change | change source]

In the spring of 2009 the name Gustav was retired, it was replaced by Gonzalo in 2014.[1]

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Tropical cyclones of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season

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