Hurricane Karl (2010)

Category 3 Atlantic hurricane in 2010

Hurricane Karl was the fifth and final major hurricane of 2010's Atlantic hurricane season. It became the most damaging hurricane to ever impact the Mexican state of Veracruz.[1] As of September 23, 22 people have been confirmed killed, most of which were in the state of Veracruz. Preliminary losses from the storm are estimated at 70 billion MXN ($5.6 billion USD).[2] Despite the destruction, the name Karl was not retired.

Hurricane Karl
Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Karl viewed from the Terra satellite.
FormedSeptember 14, 2010
DissipatedSeptember 18, 2010
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 125 mph (205 km/h)
Lowest pressure956 mbar (hPa); 28.23 inHg
Fatalities22 total
Damage$5.6 billion (2010 USD)
Areas affectedBelize, Yucatán Peninsula, Veracruz, Mexico
Part of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season


  1. (in Spanish) Unattributed (December 14, 2010). "Tras temporada de huracanes, recuento de daños". Crónica del Poder. Archived from the original on March 21, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
  2. (in Spanish) Archived 2013-04-06 at the Wayback Machine

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Tropical cyclones of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season

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