Hurricane Klaus

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Hurricane Klaus
Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Klaus at the it highest wind speeds
FormedOctober 3, 1990
DissipatedOctober 9, 1990
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 80 mph (130 km/h)
Lowest pressure985 mbar (hPa); 29.09 inHg
Fatalities11 direct
Damage> $1 million (1990 USD)
Areas affectedLesser Antilles, The Bahamas, Southeast United States
Part of the 1990 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Klaus was a weak hurricane of the 1990 Atlantic hurricane season. Klaus moved very close to islands like Antigua and Martinique, while it was a hurricane. The remains of Klaus moved over the Southeastern United States and killed 4 people with Tropical Storm Marco, which was close by. Klaus killed 11 people and cause a little bit more than $1 million in damage.

Retirement[change | change source]

In the Spring of 1991, France requested that the name Klaus be retired, because of what it did in Martinique. So the National Hurricane Center retired the name Klaus. The name Kyle was used in 1996, 2002, and 2008 instead.

Tropical cyclones of the 1990 Atlantic hurricane season

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