was the seventh tropical storm, fourth hurricane, and second major hurricane of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season
. The tropical cyclone
made seven landfalls on its long track through the Caribbean Sea
and Gulf of Mexico
during September, becoming the second most destructive storm of the season. Georges killed 603 people, mainly on the island of Hispaniola
, and caused nearly $6 billion (1998 US dollars
) in damages, mostly in Puerto Rico
and Hispaniola. The hurricane affected at least six different countries (Antigua
, St. Kitts and Nevis
, Dominican Republic
, United States
) — more than any other hurricane in years, and more than any other hurricane since until Hurricane Wilma
in the 2005 season
affected ten different countries.
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