Hurricane Hilda

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Hurricane Hilda
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Hilda Oct 1 1964.jpg
Hilda at peak intensity on October 1
FormedSeptember 28, 1964 (September 28, 1964)
DissipatedOctober 5, 1964 (October 5, 1964)
(Extratropical after October 4)
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 140 mph (220 km/h)
Lowest pressure941 mbar (hPa); 27.79 inHg
Fatalities38
Damage$126 million (1964 USD)
Areas affected
Part of the 1964 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Hilda was an intense tropical cyclone that ravaged areas of the United States Gulf Coast, particularly Louisiana. In addition to its damage inland, the hurricane greatly disrupted offshore oil production, and at its time was the costliest tropical cyclone for Louisiana's offshore oil production.