Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hurricane Jeanne: 10 Years Later

The storm that would become Hurricane Jeanne originated as a tropical wave off the coast of Guadeloupe on September 13, 2004. Jeanne caused wind and rain damage in Puerto Rico, as well as flooding. She then moved past the island of Hispanola and devastated Haiti with rain, flooding and mudslides before moving over the Bahamas and causing damage there. Jeanne made landfall on Hutchinson Island, FL on September 25th, at almost exactly the same spot that Frances came ashore a few weeks earlier. She moved westward through Florida, turning to the north once she reached Pasco County, and continuing up through Georgia and the eastern states, finally moving offshore through New Jersey. All told, Jeanne was the deadliest hurricane of the 2004 season, resulting in at least 3,025 deaths, most of these in Haiti. She did $6.8 billion worth of damages in the US alone.

Storm Track

Haiti

Puerto Rico

Bahamas

Hutchinson Island, Florida

Hutchinson Island, FL

West Palm Beach, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Port St Lucie, Florida

Brevard County, Florida

Brevard County, Florida

Satellite Beach, FL

Kissimmee, Florida

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