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2022 Atlantic hurricane season ends: A review of the deadliest storms

Posted November 30, 2022 10:24 a.m. EST
Updated November 30, 2022 10:35 a.m. EST

That’s a wrap! The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is officially over, and this year hurricanes Fiona, Ian and Nicole left residual impacts and intense damage across the United States, with Florida and Puerto Rico being hit the hardest.

Overall, there were 14 named storms, eight hurricanes and two major hurricanes, making it a near-normal hurricane season.

As the hurricane season comes to an end, Hurricane Ian will go down as the deadliest tropical cyclone this season.

The storm killed over 100 people, and Ian tied the record for the fifth strongest storm to make landfall in the U.S.

It gained strengthen as a Category 4 hurricane with winds at 15 mph in September. The name Ian will most likely get retired due to it being deadly and causing billions of dollars in damage.

Atlantic hurricane names in 2022

Hurricane Fiona also slammed into the coast of Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane near Punta Tocon in September, and Hurricane Nicole made landfall across the east coast of Florida in early November.

While the season is over, now is not the time to become complacent. Have a plan in place so you can be ready when the season officially picks up again June 1.

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