Hurricane Isidore

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Hurricane Isidore
Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Satellite image of Hurricane Isidore just off the coast of Mexico on September 22 with winds of 125 mph
FormedSeptember 14, 2002
DissipatedSeptember 27, 2002
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 125 mph (205 km/h)
Lowest pressure934 mbar (hPa); 27.58 inHg
Fatalities19 direct, 3 indirect
Damage$1.3 billion (2002 USD)
Areas affectedCuba, Yucatán Peninsula, Louisiana
Part of the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Isidore was the strongest hurricane in the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season. Isidore affected the Windward Islands, Venezuela, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, parts of the United States. Some forecasters showed it possible for Isidore to make landfall in the United States as a category 4 hurricane. But since Isidore moved slow over Mexico, it struck the Louisiana as only a tropical storm.

Hurricane Isidore killed 22 people and left $1.3 billion in damage.

The name "Isidore" was retired, which means it will never be used again for an Atlantic hurricane. It was replace with the "Ike", which was used in 2008 and was also retired.

Tropical cyclones of the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season

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