Tropical Storm Erika

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Tropical Storm Erika
Tropical storm (SSHWS/NWS)
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Tropical Storm Erika over the Leeward Islands on August 27
Formed August 24, 2015
Dissipated August 28, 2015
Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 50 mph (85 km/h)
Lowest pressure 1001 mbar (hPa); 29.56 inHg
Fatalities 31 direct, 4 indirect
Damage $509.1 million (2015 USD)
Areas affected Antilles (particularly Dominica), The Bahamas, Florida
Part of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm Erika in August 2015 was a very damaging and deadly tropical cyclone. The storm struck the Leeward Islands on August 27. More than USD$500 million in damage was caused by the storm.

More than 30 people died when the storm passed through the Caribbean.

Resulting from Erika's impact over the northeast Caribbean, the name Erika was retired in April 2016. The name was replaced with Elsa for 2021.[1] Erika became the second storm name that was retired. Allison was the first one.

References[change | change source]

  1. "WMO Retires Erika, Joaquin and Patricia". NOAA. Retrieved Apr 28, 2016.