What Category Was Hurricane Don?
Tropical Storm Don in 2011 did not even maintain its status as a tropical storm when it made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas, on July 29. It was only a tropical depression over land. Local cotton farmers were grateful for the small amount of rain it brought to the area.
In 2017, a low-pressure trough over the Atlantic Ocean in mid-July had the potential to develop into a tropical cyclone. Tropical Storm Don formed, but quickly weakened as it entered the Caribbean. This year, Hurricane Don achieved Category 1 status.
What Time Will Hurricane Don Make Landfall?
If you’ve asked, “What time did Hurricane Don make landfall?” in the hopes of preparing for a current storm, that’s not going to work.
If a hurricane is being tracked near your region, you should be aware of the predicted landfall. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until the last minute to reach a safe area.
How Many People Died in Hurricane Don?
Besides the extent of property damage caused by a tropical storm or hurricane, you might naturally ask, “Did anyone die in Hurricane Don?”
Even a weak hurricane can cause loss of life due to environmental damage. Although Tropical Storm Don in 2011 never became a hurricane, communities in its path were wise to prepare for the storm since such a weather system has been known to cost lives.
For example, oil rigs and platforms in the western Gulf of Mexico sent nonessential personnel home as a precaution. Fortunately, Don never became life-threatening.
In 2017, Tropical Storm Don never made landfall and caused no damage or loss of life.
What Was the Path of Hurricane Don?
Tropical Storm Don in 2011 had its genesis in a tropical wave (an elongated low-pressure area, oriented north to south, that moves across the tropics east to west) off the coast of West Africa. South of Cuba, heading toward Mexico, it grew to tropical storm status. But it was already rapidly weakening by the time it made landfall on Padre Island, Texas.
In 2017, Tropical Storm Don had a brief life and followed a relatively small path across the Atlantic toward the Caribbean. Hurricane Don this year also remained over the Atlantic.