Hurricane Earl (2016)
Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Formed July 27, 2016
Dissipated August 8, 2016
Highest winds 175 mph
(1-min sustained)
Highest gusts 205 mph
Lowest pressure 898 mbar
Damages $4.45 billion (2016 USD)
Fatalities 44
Missing Unknown, possibly hundreds
Areas affected Guinea, Cape Verde, Bermuda, US East Coast, Atlantic Canada and Greenland
Part of the
2016 Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Earl was an extremely powerful, extremely deadly, and extremely destructive tropical cyclone that occurred during the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the first category 5 hurricane in the basin since 2007, a record 9 consecutive years with no category 5 hurricanes in the basin. 44 people died, and $4.45 billion was done in damages, which led to the name being retired during Spring 2017 as a result.