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NOAA Photo Library Image - spac0627

Hurricane Mitch near its peak intensity with maximum sustained winds at 180 mph (285 km/hr). A few days later after making landfall in Central America nearly 11,000 people were confirmed dead and almost as many reported missing making Mitch the second-deadliest hurricane on record, only surpassed by the Great Hurricane of 1780.

Image ID: spac0627, NOAA In Space Collection
Photo Date: 1998 October 26
Credit: NOAA NESDIS Environmental Visualization Laboratory

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