|Category 6 hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
1-minute sustained: |
185 mph (295 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||902 hPa (mbar); 26.64 inHg|
|Damage||$75 billion (2044 USD)|
|Areas affected||Leeward Islands, Central America (Nicaragua, Costa Rica), Philippines|
|Part of the 2044 Atlantic hurricane season, 2044 Pacific hurricane season and 2044 Pacific typhoon season|
Main article: Meteorological history of Hurricane Emily (2044)
Preparations and impact
As a tropical depression, Emily passed over the Leeward Islands with no known impact.
Avoiding repeats of Hurricane Crystal, a tropical storm warning was put up for Nicaragua and Costa Rica as soon as Emily got named. Everyone gathered their belongings to prepare for their second storm in less than two months. Emergency shelters opened for thousands of evacuees. Gas prices went down by 90%. Everyone wanted to be safe.
Thanks to the well made preparations, there no deaths, direct or indirect, in the area Emily made landfall. However, rough waves pounded boats, shattering some, and caused a few landslides in areas left unstable by Crystal's rain. Besides some little precipitation, advanced warnings caused no more damage.
In the Philippines, Emily brought 12 hours of torrential rains that triggered disastrous flash flooding over Manilo More than 15 inches (in) of rain were reported in some places. During the overnight hours, thousands of people were killed as flood waters and landslides destroyed homes along mountain sides. In some locations, flood waters rose by 12 feet (ft) in less than an hour. Residents impacted by these flood waters were forced to seek refuge on their roofs amidst 80 mph winds. The people of Manilo said the floods were the worst in the city's history.
Damage was estimated at $75 billion (2044 USD), one of the most damaging tropical cyclones ever.
Due to the severe damage caused by the storm, the name Emily was retired. However, in 2074 and 2125, the name was put back on a naming list.