Hurricane Beulah

Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in 1967

Hurricane Beulah tracked through the Caribbean Sea, struck the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico as a major hurricane, and moved west-northwest into the Gulf of Mexico, briefly gaining Category 5 status. It was the strongest hurricane during the 1967 Atlantic hurricane season. The cyclone then weakened before moving into Texas as a major hurricane. It spawned 115 twisters across Texas, which established a new record for the highest amount of tornadoes produced by a tropical cyclone. Due to its slow movement over Texas, Beulah led to significant flooding, and caused over $1 billion (2005 USD) in damages. There were 58 fatalities.

Hurricane Beulah
Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
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Hurricane Beulah in the Gulf of Mexico as a Category 5.
FormedSeptember 5, 1967
DissipatedSeptember 22, 1967
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 160 mph (260 km/h)
Lowest pressure923 mbar (hPa); 27.26 inHg
Damage$1.2 billion (1967 USD)
Areas affectedGreater Antilles, Yucatán Peninsula, Northeast Mexico, South Texas
Part of the 1967 Atlantic hurricane season