Top 10 Most Destructive Hurricanes in the US History

The Great New England Hurricane

Top 10 Most Destructive Hurricanes in the US History
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The Great New England Hurricane happened suddenly in 1938. This Category 2 storm took place in Long Island and Connecticut. Some experts argue that it was actually a Category 3 storm. There was 256 deaths and it caused damage inworth of 39 billion dollars.

Hurricane Camille

Top 10 Most Destructive Hurricanes in the US History
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Hurricane Camille hit Mississippi in 1969 and caused more then 256 deaths. This Category 5 storm damage amount was around 1.4 billion dollars but if the same storm would happen today the overall damage would be about 21.1 billions.

Hurricane Hugo

Top 10 Most Destructive Hurricanes in the US History
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Hurricane Hugo happened in 1989. It was a Category 4 storm and it took place in South Carolina. There was 21 deaths and it caused 7.1 billion dollar damage. After the hurricane happened it was recognized as the costliest storm in US history.

Hurricane Andrew

Top 10 Most Destructive Hurricanes in the US History

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Hurricane Andrew was category 5 storm and it left millions without power. Many neighborhoods were completely destroyed and there were more then 60 deaths. It hit Dade County in Florida in 1992 and caused 26.5 billion dollar damage.

Hurricane Floyd

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Hurricane Floyd happen in 1999 and caused 57 deaths. This Category 2 storm was devastating because of the rain which caused extreme flooding from North Carolina up the East Coast. The damage caused by Hurricane Floyd was 6.9 billion dollars.

Hurricane Charley

Top 10 Most Destructive Hurricanes in the US History

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This Category 4 hurricane named Charley hit many places like Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Florida Peninsula, Orlando, south side of Daytona Beach, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and southeast Virginia. The storm happened in 2004 causing 10 deaths and 15.1 billion dollar damage.

Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina hit Mississippi Gulf Coast and Louisiana. This great catastrophe happened in 2005. There were more than 1,200 deaths. The damage caused by this Category 3 storm was immense. Around 108 billion in dollars. Katrina is arguably the most notorious storm of the 21st century

Hurricane Ike

Top 10 Most Destructive Hurricanes in the US History

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Hurricane Ike caused 195 deaths with 29.5 billion dollar in damage. This Category 2 storm happened in 2008. Ike started on the west coast of Africa, made its way over the Caribbean. US landfall took place in Texas.

Hurricane Irene

Top 10 Most Destructive Hurricanes in the US History

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Hurricane called Irene happened in 2011 and it caused 45 deaths. The overall damage of this Category 1 storm was 7.3 billion dollars. Irene made landfall in the US in North Carolina making its way to New York City.

Hurricane Harvey

Top 10 Most Destructive Hurricanes in the US History

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Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana in 2017. It was category 4 storm. There is an estimate suggestion that Harvey caused more than 100 billion dollar damage. It was one of the costliest storms in US history.



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