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September 4, 2007 - Hurricane Felix Flexes Its Muscles

Friday, September 4th 2020, 6:00 am - Hurricane Felix caused so much damage that the name is officially retired.

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On September 4, 2007, Hurricane Felix made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane. Hurricanes usually weaken before they come ashore.

Hurricane Felix hit northeastern Nicaragua with sustained winds of 260 km/h. The storm raged through Nicaragua and hit Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico.

The results were devstating. More than 160,000 people were left stranded, 133 people died, and there were hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

Global efforts were made to support the devstation that was caused by Hurricane Felix. Listen to the "This Day In Weather History" podcast to learn more about this deadly storm.

"This Day In Weather History” is a daily podcast by The Weather Network that features unique and informative stories from host Chris Mei.

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