REPORT #474 March 2002
HURRICANE STATISTICS FOR BELIZE!


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( H for hit, T for light touch.)



             1945 - 2 un-named 



             1950 - 1953 None 



             1954 - Gilda (T) 



             1955 - 1959 none 



             1960 - Abby (TS) 



             1961 - Anna (H), Hattie (H) 



             1962 - 1968 none 



             1969 - Francelia (H) Barely touching the southern tip of Belize 



             1970 - none 



             1971 - Chloe (T), Edith (H), Laura (T) 



             1972 - 1973 None 



             1974 - Fifi (H), Carmen (H) Barely touching the northern Tip of Belize 



             1975 - 1976 None 



             1977 - Freida (T) 



             1978 - Greta (H) 



             1979   None 



             1980 - Hermine (T) 



             1981 - 1992 None 



             1993 - Bert (T) 



             1994 - 1999 None 



             2000 - Keith (H) 



             2001 - Iris (H), Chantal (T) Barely touching the northern tip of Belize 



              



             Hurricanes with direct impact since 1951 



              



             1961 = 2 



             1971 = 1 



             1974 = 1 



             1978 = 1 



             2000 = 1 



             2001 = 1 



              



             I'd say that's a little more than 3 a century. 



              

Hurricanes are big tornadoes and usually cut a swath about 30 miles wide. Storm surge is directly in front of the hurricane eye, and demolishes coastal zones in a swath about 7 to 12 miles wide. Wind damage of an extreme nature, depending on wind force, is usually confined to a 16 mile swath.

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