great Inagua's history with tropical systems
current weather
(br)=brush (ts)=Tropical Storm (bd)=Back Door,meaning coming from over land from opposite coast.Not all names are noted,also storms before 1950 were not named.Not every stat on every storm description is given.
Great Inagua most likely to be hit by a hurricane between August 31st and September 6th

Years within or near core
45 times in 152yrs end of 2023

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=22, 48.89% H=23, 51.11%
only 20.45% of all tropical systems affecting Great Inagua are major hurricanes this includes brushes

Longest gap between storms
17 years 1908-1926

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 3.38 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for at least a few hours)
(16)once every 9.5 years

Average years between major hurricane hits.(6)
once every 25.33 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
103 mph

Statistically when this area should be affected next
1 year overdue

Last affected by
2020 July 31st Hurricane Isaias passes directly over while moving N.W with 80mph winds.

This areas hurricane past
1878 Sept 28th 80mph from the south
1883 Sept 6th 80mph from the S.E just south
1888 Sept 3rd 115mph just north from the ESE
1896 Sept 3rd 95mph from the ESE
1899 Aug 10th 120mph winds while moving wnw
1908 Sept 11th, 105mph from the S.E
1926 July 25th 120mph just north while moving N.W
1945 Sept 14th 120mph just north from the ESE
1954 Hazel on oct 13th was regaining strength to 100mph in several hrs press 29.35 while moving north after hitting Haiti
1963 Oct 4th,hurricane Flora sat over the island for quite some time 80mph winds (damage extensive). NHC wallet
1985 Nov 11th,hurricane Kate just north with 90 mph winds 35 miles to north while moving west minor damage here .NHC wallet
2008,Sept 7th Hurricane Ike left behind major destruction in Inagua. Ike is estimated to have had an intensity of 110 kt when it hit Great Inagua. "The situation is dire in Inagua," "There is widespread destruction." Prime Minister Ingraham emphasized that buildings and infrastructure can be replaced, but human life cannot and therefore there was much to be thankful for since no loss of life or serious injury had been reported. Matthew Town, Inagua, suffered extensive damages. He said the strong winds and torrential rains tore down a satellite communications system and there were many poles, utility lines and transformers that were leveled.The Mathew Town Police Station's shutters were blown away, causing water breach and flooding. The shutters of the St. Philips Community Center, which is also a shelter, were blown off. Zion Baptist Church - a second shelter - also sustained water damage.Approximately 70-80% of the houses on Great Inagua Island sustained roof damage, and 25% had major damage or were destroyedSat image of eye moving over island with Hurricane watch net audio | Ike model history | Aftermath video
2010 Nov 5th Hurricane Tomas passes just east while moving NNE with 75mph winds. Tomas model history
2011 Aug 23rd Hurricane Irene passes just North while moving WNW with 110mph winds. Irene model history
2017 Sept 8th Hurricane Irma hits just north by 30 miles and hits little Inagua Island with 155mph winds while moving west. Morton Salt facory damaged. Best track data | NHC report
2020 July 31st Hurricane Isaias passes directly over while moving N.W with 80mph winds. radar animation(Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School) hit map

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Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports Hurricane research division
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