Hurricane Iris

The most destructive hurricane in Belize

Category

Hurricane Iris was a category 4 major hurricane

Tropical Date/Hurricane Date/Land Date

Tropical Date: October 4, 2001

Hurricane Date: October 6, 2001

Land Date: October 9, 2001

Casualties

Hurricane Iris caused 36 direct deaths.

Longitude/Latitude

Longitude: 86.9 west


Latitude: 16.8 north

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Body of Water

Atlantic Ocean

Wind Speeds

Hurricane Iris reached peak winds of 145 mph

Central Pressure

Pressure: 948 mbar

Highest Strom Tide

15ft

Damage

Hurricane Iris destruction was heaviest in Belize and totaled $250 million
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