1979 - Hurricane David Dates active: August 25 - September 8 Peak classification: Category 5 Sustained wind speed: 175 mph (280 km/h) Areas affected: The Caribbean, United States East Coast Deaths: 2,068 Damage: $1.54 billion (Pictured) A rubbish fire smolders between uprooted hulks of trees while, in the background, homeless Dominicans live in a tent camp provided by U.S. aid on Nov. 8, 1979 in Roseau, Dominica. The island was ravaged by Hurricane David in August 1979.
METEOROLOGICAL MEMORIES HURRICANE DAVID August 25 to September 8, 1979 sustained winds of 280 kilometers (175 miles) per hour Biometric Pressure: 924 mbar Category: 5 Hurricane David was the fourth named tropical cyclone of the hurricane season in the Atlantic in 1979. As a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane David was one of the deadliest hurricanes of the last ance of the 20th century , killing more than 2,000 people during its passage, mostly in the Dominican Republic…
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