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Hurricane Cleo was an intense hurricane that happened in late August-early September 1964. The highest winds speeds were measured at 140 miles per hour on 23 August.[1] The storm went across Guadeloupe and Hispaniola, killing 214. It later struck from southeastern Florida to Virginia.[2] Overall damage was just over $198 million in 1964 USD.

Due to high death count and severe damage, the name Cleo was retired in the spring of 1965.[3]

References

  1. Gordon E. Dunn & Staff. "The Hurricane Season of 1964". U.S. Weather Bureau. http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/lib1/nhclib/mwreviews/1964.pdf. Retrieved 15 February 2014, p. 179.
  2. Gordon E. Dunn & Staff. "The Hurricane Season of 1964". U.S. Weather Bureau. http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/lib1/nhclib/mwreviews/1964.pdf. Retrieved 15 February 2014, pp. 179–80.
  3. Hurricanes: Background, History and Bibliography, ed. Paul V. Kislow (New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2008), p. 28