Hurricane Chris
Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Chris at peak intensity.
Formed July 4
Dissipated July 18
Accumulated Cyclone Energy 65.2
Highest winds 175 mph
(1-min sustained)
Lowest pressure 905 (mbar)
Damages $150 billion (2012 USD)
Direct Fatalities 1,223
Indirect Fatalities 1
Missing 35,499
Areas affected Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Maine (Canada as a tropical wave)
Part of the
2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Hurricane Chris was the second strongest storm of the season. Chris was the second hurricane in the "Louisiana Strikers of 2012". Chris struck Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane with winds up to 145 mph. Chris caused more damage than Hurricane Beryl. Beryl caused $95 billion in damage, while Chris caused $150 billion in damage, making it the costliest hurricane in U.S. history. Chris was the costliest hurricane in the "Louisiana Strikers of 2012". Chris moved inland and became extratropical over Maine.