2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Categories: 05-May, 06-June, 07-July, 08-August, 09-September, 10-October, 11-November, Hurricanes Timelines: Natural Disasters

Credit: National Hurricane Center


May 16, 2020-November 18, 2020:

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season was the most active season on record with 31 tropical/subtropical storms, all but one becoming a named storm, and 13 of which became hurricanes.  This is the first time that the Greek names Eta, Theta, and Iota have been used to name storms (the Greek alphabet is used when the list of designated names for a storm season has all been used). Damages from the very active season are expected to surpass $41 billion, and there were altogether over 400 fatalities in all affected areas in and out of the United States. (Disaster Philanthropy)

Notable Hurricanes that made landfall in the United States:

  • Hurricane Zeta: Landfall in Cocodrie, Louisiana as a Category 2 on October 28, 2020
    • 110 mph winds at peak intensity
    • Damage: $3.8 billion
    • 6 Fatalities in the United States
  • Hurricane Delta: Landfall in Creole, Louisiana as a Category 2 on October 9, 2020
    • 145 mph winds at peak intensity
    • Damage: $4.19 billion
    • 3 Fatalities in the United States
  • Hurricane Sally: Landfall in Gulf Shores, Alabama as a Category 2 on September 16, 2020
    • 105 mph winds at peak intensity
    • Damage: $6.26 billion
    • 2 Fatalities in the United States
  • Hurricane Laura: Landfall in Cameron, Louisiana as a Category 4 on August 27, 2020
    • 150 mph winds at peak intensity
    • Damage: $16.1 billion
    • 42 Fatalities in the United States
  • Hurricane Isaias: Landfall in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina as a Category 1 on August 4, 2020
    • 85 mph winds at peak intensity
    • Damage: $59.8 million in Puerto Rico; $4.5 billion mainland United States
    • 14 Fatalities in the United States

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