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31/10/1961 Hurricane Hattie strikes Belize killing more than 300 people

Hurricane Hattie came from an area of low pressure that turned into a tropical storm over the southwestern Caribbean Sea. The storm quickly became a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph. Hattie totally killed 319 people, most of them in Belize and some in Guatemala and Honduras.


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