DISCUSSION: As we turn time all the way back to July 11th, 2005, we arrive at yet another historic date in United States weather history. As of the present day, this date marks the 12th anniversary of the landfall of Major Hurricane Dennis along the United States Gulf Coast. In looking back to the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, it goes without saying that Dennis was just one of the many tropical cyclones which wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast region of the United States predominantly between May and December of 2005. As we take a look back at the evolution of Hurricane Dennis, there is no debate that it was an impressive storm since this tropical cyclone impacted many parts of the Caribbean before making it's way towards the southeastern United States. During much of the Dennis's lifetime, it maintained its major hurricane intensity (i.e., sustained wind speeds of 111 mph or greater) which also created notable storm surge hazards in areas such as (but certainly not limited to) the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and others. Hence, it was a far reaching storm in terms of its impacts and left an unforgettable mark on many people's memories across the Caribbean and parts of the southeastern United States. To learn more about Hurricane Dennis, click on the following link!
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