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Hurricane Ophelia
Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
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Hurricane Ophelia on September 13, 2005
FormedSeptember 6, 2005
DissipatedSeptember 23, 2005 (Extratropical after September 17)
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 85 mph (140 km/h)
Lowest pressure976 mbar (hPa); 28.82 inHg
Fatalities1 direct, 2 indirect
Damage$70 million (2005 USD)
Areas affectedNortheast Florida, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Atlantic Canada
Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Ophelia was a long-lived Atlantic hurricane which is mostly remembered for its very erratic and slow track off the United States' East Coast in September 2005. This storm brushed eastern North Carolina on September 14 and 15, 2005, causing $70 million in damages. Minor damage was also reported in eastern New England and Atlantic Canada when Ophelia brushed them as a strong tropical storm.




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