Hurricane Martha (1969)

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Hurricane Martha
Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
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Hurricane Martha on November 21, 1969
Formed November 21, 1969
Dissipated November 25, 1969
Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 90 mph (150 km/h)
Lowest pressure 979 mbar (hPa); 28.91 inHg
Fatalities 5 direct
Damage $30 million (1969 USD)
Areas affected Southern Caribbean basin, Panama, Costa Rica
Part of the 1969 Atlantic hurricane season
Storm path

Hurricane Martha was the last hurricane of the active 1969 Atlantic hurricane season. Martha was the only known storm to make landfall in Panama. This also causes Martha to have the record for the southern most landfall of a storm in the Atlantic Ocean. Martha made landfall in Veraguas Providence in Panama. Martha killed about 5 people and caused $30 million in damage.

No retirement[change | change source]

See also: List of retired Atlantic hurricane names

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.

Tropical cyclones of the 1969 Atlantic hurricane season

Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
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