After affecting Trinidad, the hurricane struck northeastern Venezuela, where damage was heaviest in Carúpano, Río Caribe, and Isla Margarita. High winds cut telephone and telegraph lines for several days. The storm destroyed several houses and fishing boats, resulting in several million bolívares in damage.Dissipated:
July 8, 1933Formed:
June 24, 1933Highest winds:
: 110 mph (175 km/h)Lowest pressure:
965 (); 28.5
This explains why some Caribbean territories , in particular those in the southern region such as Trinidad , Tobago, Grenada, Guyana, Surinam, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are hardly affected by hurricanes . ( Trinidad & Tobago is situated between 10.2° and 11.12° N latitude and 60.3°and 61.56° Wlongitude.)
Reports indicate that the storm formed on June 24 1933 before destroying south Trinidad on the 27th. Other hurricanes that passed over or near Trinidad: Alma (1974), Fran(1990), Bret (1993), Isidore(2002), and Bret(2017). And Tobago: Flora(1963), Arthur (1990), Joyce(2000).
During the period of 1860 – 2000, two (4) hurricanes and five (6) tropical storms have made landfall on Thinidad and Tobago . Hurricane Felix (31st August 2007 caused widespread flooding in the Central and Southern regions of Trinidad . HURRICANES Troploal Storm Alma (141August, 1974) made landfall over Trinidad .
The 1933 Trinidad hurricane was one of three North Atlantic tropical cyclones on record to produce hurricane -force winds in Venezuela. 1933 Trinidad hurricane .
|Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Track map of the storm|
|Formed||June 24, 1933|
|Dissipated||July 8, 1933|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 110 mph (175 km/h)|
In the Dow Jones Island Index, Curacao was ranked as the Caribbean island least likely to be hit by a hurricane, followed by Bonaire , Grand Cayman, Barbados , and Aruba . Islands of the southernmost Caribbean—such as Aruba , Barbados , Curacao , Bonaire , Grenada, and Trinidad and Tobago—rarely ever get hit by hurricanes.
Where Do Hurricanes Hit the Most in the United States? Florida : 120 hurricanes (37 were Category 3 through Category 5) Texas 64 hurricanes (19 were Category 3 through Category 5) North Carolina : 55 hurricanes (7 were Category 3 through Category 5) Louisiana : 54 hurricanes (17 were Category 3 through Category 5)
NOAA’s National Hurricane Center does not control the naming of tropical storms . Instead, there is a strict procedure established by the World Meteorological Organization. In the event that more than twenty-one named tropical cyclones occur in a season, any additional storms will take names from the Greek alphabet.
Tobago and Grenada and its Dependencies have now been placed under a Tropical Storm Watch , the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service advised this afternoon.
Though wind effects are severe, overwash can be more damaging causing coastal erosion, loss of recreational facilities, decreased water quality, damage to infrastructure, interruption of power and communication networks, human injury, and loss of life.
September 26, 1963 – October 13, 1963
Curacao is outside the hurricane belt . More inhabited Caribbean islands outside the hurricane belt besides Curacao are Aruba, Bonaire, Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago , Providencia Island, San Andrés, and the islands off Venezuela.