Hurricane Dean

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The name Dean was used for five tropical cyclone
Tropical cyclone
A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a large low-pressure center and numerous thunderstorms that produce strong winds and heavy rain. Tropical cyclones strengthen when water evaporated from the ocean is released as the saturated air rises, resulting in condensation of water vapor...

s in the Northern Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions. With a total area of about , it covers approximately 20% of the Earth's surface and about 26% of its water surface area...

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  • 1983's Tropical Storm Dean, which struck the coast of Virginia, causing minor erosion and flooding
  • 1989's Hurricane Dean
    Hurricane Dean (1989)
    Hurricane Dean was the fourth named storm and second hurricane of the 1989 Atlantic hurricane season. Dean formed on July 31 and reached tropical storm status the following day east of the Leeward Islands...

    , which passed over Bermuda, causing $10 million in damage and 16 injuries
  • 1995's Tropical Storm Dean
    Tropical Storm Dean (1995)
    Tropical Storm Dean was a short-lived storm that formed in late July and lasted into early August. It was the fourth named storm of the 1995 Atlantic hurricane season. It spent most of its life as a tropical depression, and briefly gained tropical storm status before its landfall on the Texas coast...

    , which caused significant flooding damage to Chambers County, Texas, but no injuries or deaths
  • 2001's Tropical Storm Dean
    Tropical Storm Dean (2001)
    Tropical Storm Dean was a strong tropical storm that affected at least twelve islands along its path from the tropical Atlantic Ocean to east of Atlantic Canada. Dean developed from a tropical wave on August 22 over the Lesser Antilles, and was initially predicted to intensify further to reach...

    , which caused $7.7 million in damage to Puerto Rico and minimal damage to the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • 2007's Hurricane Dean
    Hurricane Dean
    The name Dean was used for five tropical cyclones in the Northern Atlantic Ocean:*1983's Tropical Storm Dean, which struck the coast of Virginia, causing minor erosion and flooding...

    , a Cape-Verde hurricane that made landfall at category 5 strength.


The name was retired after 2007, and replaced by Dorian.

In the Southeastern Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface. It is bounded on the north by the Indian Subcontinent and Arabian Peninsula ; on the west by eastern Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, and...

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  • 1980's Tropical Cyclone Dean, which struck Western Australia and caused substantial damage to Port Hedland