1932 Cuba hurricane

Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in 1932

The 1932 Cuba hurricane was (at the time) the deadliest hurricane in the history of Cuba. The storm was the only Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in the month of November until 2020.

1932 Cuba hurricane
Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Surface weather analysis of the hurricane at its peak intensity on November 8, southwest of Cuba
FormedOctober 30, 1932 (October 30, 1932)
DissipatedNovember 14, 1932 (November 14, 1932)
(Extratropical after November 13, 1932)
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 175 mph (280 km/h)
Lowest pressure≤ 915 mbar (hPa); 27.02 inHg
Fatalities≥3,103 direct
(Deadliest in Cuban history)
Damage$40 million (1932 USD)
Areas affected
Part of the 1932 Atlantic hurricane season

Cuba was hit with heavy storm surge during the hurricane. Few buildings withstood the storm.

There were around 3,033 deaths in Cuba from the storm. It did over US$40 million in damage on the island.[1]

The storm also affected the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the Bahamas.


  1. "Hurricane Vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean: Normalized Damage and Loss Potentials" (PDF). Retrieved Oct 19, 2016.