80th Anniversary of Central American hurricane


On june 5, 1934, a weak tropical storm made landfall in British Honduras (now Belize).  There was not much wind nor storm surge associated with the storm, but it looped over Central America over the next three days causing tremendous flooding from its torrential rainfall.  An estimated 1000 to 3000 people perished, mostly in Honduras.  The weakened system reemerged into the Gulf of Honduras and reinvigorated into a minimal hurricane before striking the Yucatan. Entering the Gulf of Mexico it made another long loop before heading north and striking Louisiana as a moderate hurricane, eleven days after its Central American landfall, and causing an additional six deaths.