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Atlantic Hurricane Season of 1999

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Abstract

The 1999 Atlantic basin hurricane season produced 4 tropical storms and 8 hurricanes for a total of 12 named tropical cyclones. Seven of these affected land. Hurricane Floyd—the deadliest U.S. hurricane since Agnes in 1972—caused a disastrous flood event over the U.S. mid-Atlantic and northeastern coastal states, resulting in 56 U.S. deaths and 1 death in the Bahamas. Heavy rain from a tropical depression contributed to some 400 inland flood deaths in Mexico.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Miles B. Lawrence, Tropical Prediction Center, National Hurricane Center, NWS/NOAA, 11619 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33165-2149. Email: lawrence@nhc.noaa.gov

Abstract

The 1999 Atlantic basin hurricane season produced 4 tropical storms and 8 hurricanes for a total of 12 named tropical cyclones. Seven of these affected land. Hurricane Floyd—the deadliest U.S. hurricane since Agnes in 1972—caused a disastrous flood event over the U.S. mid-Atlantic and northeastern coastal states, resulting in 56 U.S. deaths and 1 death in the Bahamas. Heavy rain from a tropical depression contributed to some 400 inland flood deaths in Mexico.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Miles B. Lawrence, Tropical Prediction Center, National Hurricane Center, NWS/NOAA, 11619 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33165-2149. Email: lawrence@nhc.noaa.gov

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