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World|life|April 20, 2019 / 12:45 PM
US hurricane was strongest in 26 years

AKIPRESS.COM - A hurricane that hit Florida last year was the strongest to make landfall in the US in 26 years, new analysis shows, BBC reports.

Hurricane Michael struck in early October, causing 59 deaths and $25bn (£19.2bn) in damage.

It was initially marked as a Category Four hurricane, but data unavailable at the time showed the winds were close to 160mph (257km/h) at landfall.

This makes it only the fourth Category Five storm to hit the US - the highest possible category.

It is also the first Category Five storm to make landfall since Andrew in 1992.

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