Hurricane Alfred
Category 6 major hurricane (SSHS)

Alfred nearing Georgia.
Formed July 18
Dissipated August 16
Accumulated Cyclone Energy 84.1
Highest winds 215 mph
(1-min sustained)
Lowest pressure 870 (mbar)
Damages $211 billion (costliest on record) (2096 USD)
Direct Fatalities 1,247
Indirect Fatalities 4,493
Missing 1,987
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.

Meteorological history

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”.

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The track of alfred, according to the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale.


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.