1959 Mexico hurricane

Category 4 Pacific hurricane in 1959

The 1959 Mexico hurricane was one of only two Category 5 Eastern Pacific hurricanes to make landfall in Mexico. It was first observed south of Mexico on October 23. The storm intensified into a Category 3 hurricane on October 25 and a Category 4 the following day. The storm later turned toward the northeast and intensified to Category 5 level. It made landfall near Manzanillo, Mexico.[1]

The hurricane caused at least $280 million in damage. More than 1,800 people lost their lives.

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  1. "Landfalling Hurricanes and Tropical Storms in Mexico" (PDF). Atmósfera. Archived from the original on June 14, 2006. Retrieved Oct 23, 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)