1930 Dominican Republic hurricane

Category 4 Atlantic hurricane in 1930

The 1930 Dominican Republic hurricane was one of the most deadly tropical cyclones in the history of the Caribbean or Atlantic basin. It was the fifth deadliest Atlantic storm on record.

Dominican Republic Hurricane (Hurricane San Zenon)
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Surface weather analysis of the hurricane
FormedAugust 29, 1930 (1930-08-29)
DissipatedSeptember 17, 1930 (1930-09-18)
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 155 mph (250 km/h)
Lowest pressure933 mbar (hPa); 27.55 inHg
Damage$50 million (1930 USD)
Areas affectedDominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Florida, North Carolina
Part of the 1930 Atlantic hurricane season

The hurricane was small although strong when it went through the Caribbean.[1]

The storm caused 2,000-8,000 deaths, mostly in the Dominican Republic.

Damage from the storm was over $50 million.

The storm also struck Cuba and southern Florida. It then brushed eastern North Carolina with strong tropical storm force winds.


  1. "1930 Hurricane". History. Retrieved August 5, 2018.