September 25 - The Explosive 1998 Atlantic Season
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But that year, there were two that stood alone as headline grabbing for their sheer devastation and death toll. Hurricane Georges  was a major Category 3 storm that held its strength and status long enough to devastate Saint Kitts and Nevis, Puerto-Rico and the Dominican Republic. Mitch was a very powerful and destructive late-season Category 5 hurricane that made landfall in Florida as a tropical storm after battering much of Central America.

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