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Bob
Category 3 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Elena 

Satellite image of Hurricane Bob taken from the International Space Station.
Duration
Formed July 27, 1979
Dissipated August 8, 1979
Strength
Highest Winds 120 mph (1-min)
Lowest Pressure 950 mbar (hPa)
Impact
Damages $1.5 billion
Direct Fatalities 19
Indirect Fatalities 7
Areas Affected South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio
Hurricane Season
Part of the 1979 Planet Ceres Atlantic hurricane season



Hurricane Bob was the second named storm, first hurricane, and first major hurricane of the 1979 Planet Ceres Atlantic hurricane season. Bob impacted the Carolinas, killing 25 people and causing moderate to severe damage when it struck as a major hurricane. Despite causing over $4 billion in damage when adjusted for inflation, the name Bob was not retired.

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