Gulf of Mexico
Dean Third-Most Intense Hurricane Ever
Hurricane Dean was the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall since record keeping began in the 1850s, based on its central atmospheric pressure, forecasters said.
Photo: Heavy rain falls on an already flooded street during the passage of Hurricane Dean in Bacalan, Chetumal, southeastern Mexico in the Yucatan peninsula, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2007. Hurricane Dean crashed into the Caribbean coast of Mexico on Tuesday as the strongest hurricane to hit land in the Atlantic region since 1988. (AP Photo/ /Israel Leal)