1974 Hurricane Season
Atlantic hurricane season was an ongoing event in the annual cycle of
tropical cyclone formation. It officially started June 1, 1974, and lasted
until November 30, 1974.
Notable storms of 1974 include Hurricane Carmen and Hurricane Fifi.
was the strongest storm of the season, reaching Category 4 strength. It
made landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula and later in central Louisiana.
Damages to the United States are estimated at $150 million (1974 dollars),
and there was one fatality. Estimates of the damage in Mexico are not
Hurricane Fifi caused
enormous amounts of rain-related damage when it made landfall in Honduras.
Although estimates of the number killed range from 3000 to 10,000, a
figure of 8,000 dead is generally accepted. This makes Hurricane Fifi the
fourth deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record.
Subtropical Storm One caused three drowning deaths and $10 million in
damage (1974 dollars) when it passed over Florida.
1974 storm names
The following names were used for named storms (tropical storms and
hurricanes) that formed in the North Atlantic in 1974. The names Carmen
and Fifi were later retired.
- Hester (unused)
- Ivy (unused)
- Justine (unused)
- Kathy (unused)
- Linda (unused)
- Marsha (unused)
- Nelly (unused)
- Olga (unused)
- Pearl (unused)
- Roxanne (unused)
- Sabrina (unused)
- Thelma (unused)
- Viola (unused)
- Wilma (unused)