Hurricane Ivan was the strongest southern hurricane on record while traversing the Atlantic and Caribbean, reaching Category 5 strength with sustained winds near 160 mph. The storm weakened to a Category 3 before moving onshore, but still devastated Florida’s Panhandle as it felt the brunt of the hurricane. The storm, with its 60-mile-wide eye and 10-15 foot surge, caused $14.2 billion in damage nationwide. The figure makes Ivan the sixth costliest hurricane on record in the U.S.
Looking Back: Hurricane Ivan (video) http://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/1023 - Link to embed from
http://floridadisaster.org/hurricanes/2004/ - Link to our 2004 page