1975 Hurricane Season
Atlantic hurricane season was an ongoing event in the annual cycle of
tropical cyclone formation. It officially started June 1, 1975, and lasted
until November 30, 1975.
The most notable storm of 1975 was September's Hurricane
Eloise, which tracked across the Greater Antilles as a minimal
hurricane and then headed north, making landfall near Panama City, Florida
at Category 3 strength. Eloise caused roughly $490 million ($1.5 billion
in 2000 dollars) in damage and killed 80. Most of the deaths occurred in
Puerto Rico and Hispaniola, and were the result of torrential rain.
Property damage was concentrated in the heavily developed shoreline at
Panama Beach, where Eloise caused a 16-foot storm surge.
1975 storm names
The following names were used for named storms (tropical storms and
hurricanes) that formed in the North Atlantic in 1975. The name Eloise was