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Hurricane Paloma
Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Paloma 2008-11-08 at 1835 UTC.jpg
Paloma nearing Cuba after reaching peak intensity.
FormedNovember 5, 2008
DissipatedNovember 10, 2008
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 145 mph (230 km/h)
Lowest pressure944 mbar (hPa); 27.88 inHg
Fatalities1 indirect
Damage$315 million (2008 USD)
Areas affectedCayman Islands, Jamaica, Cuba, coastal regions of Honduras and Nicaragua, Florida Panhandle, southern Bahamas
Part of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Paloma was the seventeenth tropical cyclone, sixteenth tropical storm, eighth hurricane and fifth major hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. It was also the last storm of 2008. Hurricane Paloma was the second strongest hurricane in November, only behind Hurricane Lenny in 1999. In the Cayman Islands the damage totaled to $15 million. In Cuba the damage totaled to $300 million. Also in Jamaica the damage totaled to only $100,000. Luckily, the storm caused only 1 death.

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