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Hurricane Luis

Bermuda

In Bermuda winds were reported up to 46 mph. However there was no damage or people killed in Bermuda. On September 11 a ship called Queen Elizabeth 2 got caught in the 98 foot wave that Luis caused. The ship was not damaged but it arrived late in New York.[1]

The only Providence in Canada affected by Luis was Newfoundland.

In Guadeloupe, Luis killed one. In Saint Barthelemy, winds were recorded up to 155 mph. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, damages from Luis were at $197 million.[1] After the storm After Hurricane Luis many organizations and Governments donated money to help fix the damage on the affect islands. The largest donation was the Government of the Netherlands, which donated$15.2 million.

Records

When Tropical Depression Thirteen became Tropical Storm Luis on August 29, it marked the earliest date of a seasons 12th named storm. While Luis was becoming extratropical it sped up to nearly 65 mph, making it the third fastest traveling Atlantic hurricane. On September 11 when Luis caused that 98 foot wave it was the highest wave recorded from an Atlantic hurricane. Until 2004, when Hurricane Ivan may have caused a wave up to 130 feet.[4]

Retirement

The name Luis was retired in the spring of 1996. Luis was the first name retired since Andrew in 1992. Luis was also the first named storm starting with L to get its name retired. Luis is now only one of two L names to get retired, the other was Lili in 2002. In 2001 Lorenzo was used instead.

Reference

1. Miles B. Lawrence (January 8, 1996). "Hurricane Luis Preliminary Report". National Hurricane Center. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
2. Caribbean - Hurricane Luis Sep 1995 UN DHA Situation Reports
3. Dominica - Hurricane Situation Report
4. Staff Writer (June 15, 2005). "The ten-storey Mexican wave". The Times. Retrieved May 14, 2009.

Other websites

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