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Hurricane Gina
Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/HWS)
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Hurricane Gina at it's record peak strength on
Formed September 13
Dissipated October 2
(Extratropical after October 1)
Highest winds 1-minute sustained:
195 mph (315 km/h)
Lowest pressure 879 875 mbar (hPa; 25.84 inHg) hPa (mbar)
Fatalities 28,000+
Damage $298.65 billion
(Costliest tropical cyclone in SMG4 history)
Areas affected Northeast Coast of the Mushroom Kingdom,
Part of the 2005 SM64 Bloopers hurricane season

Hurricane Gina was the most intense Mushroom Kingdom hurricane ever recorded. It was also the costliest, deadliest, and largest hurricane in Mushroom Kingdom history.

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Aftermath

Near extinction of Goombas

The Goomba species nearly went extinct as a result of Hurricane Gina. At one point there were only five Goombas left in the entire SMG4verse. However, due to conservation and rescue efforts, the number of Goombas has greatly increased between 2005 and 2008. As of 2018 there are more than 500,000 Goombas in the SMG4verse. However, the number of Goombas will likely never return to it's number before Gina's landfall.

Retirement

Due to the massive death toll and extreme destruction, the name Gina was officially retired in the Spring of 2006 and will never again be used for a Mushroom Kingdom hurricane. The name was replaced by Grace for the 2011 season.