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1

How fast were the winds in Hurricane Wilma?

175mph

2

What was the central pressure of Hurricane Wilma?

882mb (lowest recorded over Atlantic)

3

At the height of the storm, how wide was the eye?

2 miles wide

4

Where and when did the hurricane make first landfall?

On the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico on 22nd October 2005

5

What category was Wilma when it made first landfall?

Category 4

6

How many Mexicans were made homeless?

70,000

7

How many Mexicans were killed?

8

8

When and where did the hurricane make landfall in the US?

24th October 2005, hit Florida Keys

9

How many Americans were directly killed?

5

10

How many Americans were indirectly killed?

26

11

What was the insurance damage caused by Wilma?

$12 billion

12

What was an environmental impact of the hurricane?

Crops were contaminated by salt water from the surge

13

What category was the hurricane when it made landfall in the US?

Category 3