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Event: TC Tropical Cyclone
Number: 1998-000012
Country: HND Honduras
Location: Tegucigalpa, Choluteca and other areas
Date (YMD): 1998-10-26
Information Source:NCDC
Comments: Hurricane Mitch is one the most deadly hurricane to strike the Western Hemisphere in the last two centuries. Death toll is reported as 11,000 with thousands of others missing. More than three million people were either homeless or severely affected. Estimates of the total damage from the storm are at $5 billion and rising. In Honduras, the extreme flooding and mudslides caused by the hurricane killed over 6,500, with several thousand missing.
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Tropical Cyclone,Nicaragua: Though Mitch never entered Nicaragua, its large circulation caused extensive rainfall. An estimated 3800 dead with perhaps as many as 7,000 others still missing. Two million people directly affected and 500,000 - 800,000 homeless.