Comparison Between Hurricane Gilbert And Hurricane Dean

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This paper focuses on the most intense hurricanes in the peninsula’s recent history, namely Hurricane Gilbert and Hurricane Dean. Hurricane Gilbert occurred in September 1988 and passed across the northern portions of the peninsula. When it made landfall around Cancun in Quintana Roo it was a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 180 mph and slowly weakened over the peninsula to become a Category 2 storm as it left the Yucatan region. Hurricane Dean went through the southern portions of the peninsula in August 2007. The hurricane made landfall as a Category 5 storm with 165 mph sustained winds, and also weakened to become a Category 2 storm as it exited Campeche. Both of these storms severely damaged forests throughout the Peninsula,

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