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1948 Atlantic hurricane season
The 1948 season was about average in terms of cyclone formation but above average in terms of more powerful cyclones developing, with 9 tropical storms, 6 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes forming during the year. Some significant storms include a hurricane that hit western Cuba as a category 4 and later clipped the southeast coast of Florida, the northern Bahamas, and Bermuda as a category 2 storm. Another hurricane hit southwest Florida as a category 2 and a category 1 storm hit Louisiana. Tropical storms also hit Haiti, causing about 80 deaths, and the Florida Panhandle.
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