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Hurricane Paula
Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Mitch
Hurricane Paula near peak intensity
Formed October 18
Dissipated November 2
Highest winds 1-minute sustained:
205 mph (335 km/h)
Lowest pressure 888 mbar (hPa); 26.22 inHg
Fatalities > 30,000
Damage $16 billion (2005 USD)
Areas affected Central America, Mexico
Part of the 1998 What-might-have-been Atlantic Hurricane Season (Farm River)

Hurricane Paula-Roslyn was one of the deadlest hurricanes ever recorded. It started near South America and moves west and began intensifying into Category 5. It slowly moved over Honduras until making landfall. It moves into East Pacific and renamed Roslyn.

Afterwards, it moves back to Atlantic as a tropical storm and began intensifying. It reached Category 3 intensity before making landfall on Florida and then it weakened. Paula caused and estimated number of 30,000 deaths and $16 billion (1998 USD), causing it to be retired and replaced by Paige for 2004 season.

Hurricane Paula-Roslyn (1998)

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