Important Facts about Hurricane Hazel
By T'Keyah Bailey
Hurricane Hazel was one of the deadliest Hurricanes of 1954 of Atlantic Hurricane Season. This storm alone killed nearly 1,000 people in Haiti before coming near the U.S border. Hurricane Hazel was a category 4 Hurricane, Hurricane Hazel developed on October 18,1954 Hurricane Hazel had affected these areas Puerto Rico, Eastern United States, North Carolina etc.
Maximum Wind Speeds
Hurricane Hazel set the highest wind speed which still stands at 78 mph with a gust to 98 mph at Washington National Airport.
The Central Pressure was at 700-millibar pressure level.
Highest Storm Tide
The highest tide was at 100 mph
Total Rainfall Amount
300 million tons of water fell during the Storm.
- There were 81 deaths
- Theres 1 billion dollars in damage to cover