Hurricane Martha (1969)
|Formed||November 20 1969|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 150 km/h (90 mph) |
|Lowest pressure||979 hPa (mbar); 28.91 inHg|
|Damage||$300 million (1969 USD)|
|Areas affected||Caribbean Nicaragua Honduras el selvador|
|Part of the 1969 Atlantic hurricane season|
Hurricane Martha was the last hurricane of the active 1969 Atlantic hurricane season. Martha made landfall in Nicaragua.Martha caused minimal flooding in Nicaragua and Honduras.Hurricane Martha was rare storm to make landfall in Columbia. Martha killed about 5 people and caused 300$ Million dollars in damage.
Because the damage was not very high the name "Martha" was not retired. But, even though it was not retired the name was not used again because the lists names changed in the 1970's.