You are hereHome › Hal Marcus College of Science & Engineering (CSE) › Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences › Meyer-Arendt, Klaus J. › Hurricane Gilbert Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Meyer-Arendt, K. J. (1991). Hurricane Gilbert: The storm of the century. GeoJournal, 23(4), 323-325. Download PDF Hurricane Gilbert Details Type Academic Journal Article Title Hurricane Gilbert: The storm of the century Contributor(s) Meyer-Arendt, Klaus J. (author) Located In GeoJournal ISSN 0343-2521 Volume 23 Issue 4 Start Page 323 End Page 325 Date 1991 Use/Reproduction 1991 (Apr) by Kluwer Academic Publishers Abstract Hurricane Gilbert has been labelled the "storm of the century" because of the many meteorological records it set. These include size, straightness of track, atmospheric pressure, precipitation, and total energy. After ravaging Jamaica as a Force 3 storm, Gilbert made landfall in Yucatan as a Force 5, one of only three hurricanes of such magnitude to do so in North America this century. In spite of a death toll of 318 and property damage in the billions of dollars, Gilbert's impacts were eclipsed by the extensive publicity that accompanied Hurricane Hugo's landfall in South Carolina the following year (1989).