Tropical Storm Erika

Atlantic tropical storm in 2015

Tropical Storm Erika in August 2015 was a very damaging and deadly tropical cyclone. The storm struck the Leeward Islands on August 27. More than USD$500 million in damage was caused by the storm.

Tropical Storm Erika
Tropical storm (SSHWS/NWS)
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Tropical Storm Erika over the Leeward Islands on August 27
FormedAugust 24, 2015
DissipatedAugust 28, 2015
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 50 mph (85 km/h)
Lowest pressure1001 mbar (hPa); 29.56 inHg
Fatalities31 direct, 4 indirect
Damage$509.1 million (2015 USD)
Areas affectedAntilles (particularly Dominica), The Bahamas, Florida
Part of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season

More than 30 people died when the storm passed through the Caribbean.

Resulting from Erika's impact over the northeast Caribbean, the name Erika was retired in April 2016. The name was replaced with Elsa for 2021.[1] Erika became the second storm name that was retired. Allison was the first one.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "WMO Retires Erika, Joaquin and Patricia". NOAA. Retrieved Apr 28, 2016.