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PostSubject: Katrina and Rita   Katrina and Rita Icon_minitimeFri Jun 24, 2011 3:21 pm

he Mexican state of Quintana Roo was also heavily hit, suffering billions of dollars in damages when Hurricanes Emily and Wilma both made landfall between Cozumel and CancĂșn. Wilma was particularly devastating, lashing the area with major hurricane-force winds for over a full day, and was possibly the most damaging hurricane in Mexican history.[40]

Wilma caused widespread heavy damage in south Florida, causing $20.6 billion in damages total in the United States.[49] Hurricanes Katrina and Rita had struck the same area earlier, causing lesser (but still significant) damage, and Tropical Storm Arlene killed one person caught in a rip current.[9] Hurricane Dennis also brushed the area on its track northward.

In October the remnants of Tropical Storm Tammy and Subtropical Depression Twenty-two met over the Northeastern United States, causing intense flooding.

Southeastern North Carolina suffered some damage from the slow-moving Hurricane Ophelia; damages from that storm were originally estimated at $1.6 billion, but finalized at only $70 million. The remainder of the Atlantic coast escaped the major storms, although some regions were affected by the remnants of several storms (including Katrina, Ophelia, Tammy, Subtropical Depression 22, and Wilma).[29]

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