Hurricane Grace

Hurricane Grace

Grace formed as a tropical storm on August 13th, 2021 in the open Atlantic. Grace traveled into the Caribbean, eventually landfalling in Jamaica as a tropical storm and then in the Yucatan Peninsula as a category 1 hurricane. After weakening over land, Grace pushed into the Bay of Campeche and quickly restrengthened into a hurricane. Grace rapidly intensified into a category 3 storm just prior to landfalling in Veracruz, Mexico on August 21st. This marked the strongest hurricane landfall in Veracruz’s history.

In total, 16 deaths and over $500 million in damage were attributed to Hurricane Grace.

More information can be found in the National Hurricane Center’s complete report on Hurricane Grace.

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