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Hurricane Hortense: impact on surface water in Puerto Rico

Fact Sheet 014-97

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Late Monday night, September 9, and into the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 10, 1996, Hurricane Hortense passed over the southwestern part of Puerto Rico (inset). Hurricane Hortense made landfall as a Category One Hurricane (74 to 95 miles per hour) on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, with maximum sustained winds of nearly 80 miles per hour. The eye of Hurricane Hortense moved over the towns of Guayanilla, Yauco, Guánica, Lajas, San Germán, Cabo Rojo, Hormigueros, and Mayagüez (fig. 1).

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hurricane Hortense: impact on surface water in Puerto Rico
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
014-97
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
4 p.
Number of Pages:
4
Country:
Puerto Rico