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The deadliest hurricane to hit the Western Hemisphere since 1780. It hit the northern coast of Honduras on October 29, 1998. It killed over 11,000 people and left about 1.5 million people homeless in Honduras alone. Most of the infrastructure was destroyed: around 100,000 homes, 75% of the transportation infrastructure, and most communications systems did not work.

The total damage was estimated at $5 billion, which doesn't seem like much compared to around $30 billion from Hurricane Andrew, but the effects were much more devastating since Central America is such a poor region.

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