Hurricane Joan–Miriam

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Hurricane Joan–Miriam
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Joan 22 oct 1988 1317Z.jpg
Hurricane Joan making landfall in Nicaragua.
FormedOctober 10, 1988
DissipatedNovember 2, 1988
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 145 mph (230 km/h)
Lowest pressure932 mbar (hPa); 27.52 inHg
Fatalities216-334 total (all as Joan)
Damage$2 billion (1988 USD)
Areas affectedWindward Islands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Panama (as Joan), El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico (as Miriam), Nicaragua (as both)
Part of the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season
1988 Pacific hurricane season

Hurricane Joan was a powerful and deadly hurricane during 1988. Over 200 people died because of Joan. The hurricane reached Category 4 strength.