|Category 6 major hurricane (SSHS)|
Alfred nearing Georgia.
|Accumulated Cyclone Energy||84.1|
|Highest winds|| 215 mph |
|Lowest pressure||870 (mbar)|
|Damages||$211 billion (costliest on record) (2096 USD)|
|Areas affected||Midwestern United States, Southern United States|
| Part of the|
2096 Atlantic hurricane season
Hurricane Alfred usually referred to as Hugo 2.0 or Superstorm Alfred was an unusual tropical cyclone that devastated Georgia.
A tropical wave formed on the Atlantic Ocean and later formed into Subtropical Depression Two. On July 19, it strengthened into Subtropical Storm Alfred. The next day, it became fully tropical. NOAA released the 1:00 pm advisory on Alfred and it showed Alfred was a hurricane. At 6:00 pm, Alfred became a Category 2. At 12:00 am ET on July 21, Alfred became a major hurricane. 3 more days later, Alfred made landfall on Georgia as a Category 6 major hurricane. The city of Savannah was devastated and residents nicknamed it “Hugo 2.0”.
After what happened to Savannah, Georgia during this event, the name Alfred was retired and never used in any basin again. It was replaced with Alan for the 2031 Atlantic hurricane season, and was replaced with Sydney for the Australian cyclone season.