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Most Dangerous Hurricanes in US History

Most Dangerous Hurricanes in US HistoryMost Dangerous Hurricanes in US History

MOST RECENT HIGH CLASS HURRICANES

Hurricane Irma of 2017, category 5, highest winds 180 mph, fatalities (direct) 49, (indirect) 85 , cost of damage $>64.76 billion

Hurricane Harvey of 2017, category 4, highest winds 130 mph, fatalities (direct) 68, (indirect) 39, cost of damage $125 billion (tied as the costliest tropical cyclone in history with Hurricane Katrina)

HURRICANES IN ORDER OF RANKING

  1. Hurricane Katrina, 2005 – category 5, highest winds 175 mph, fatalities total between 1,245-1,836 , cost of damage $125 billion (tied as costliest tropical cyclone in history with Harvey)
  2.  Galveston Hurricane, 1900 – category 4, highest winds 145 mph, fatalities ranged 6-12 thousand (deadliest in history) , cost of damage $21 million
  3.  Miami Hurricane of 1926 – category 4, highest winds 150 mph, fatalities between 372 to 539 , cost of damage $100 million
  4. Hurricane Andrew, 1992 – category 5, highest winds 175 mph, total of 75 fatalities , cost of damage $27.3 billion
  5. Hurricane Camille, 1969 – category 5, highest winds 175 mph, fatalities 259 total , cost of damage $1.43 billion
  6. Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928 – category 5, highest winds 160 mph, with over 4,000 fatalities, cost of damage $100 million
  7.  Labor Day Hurricane, 1935 – category 5, highest winds 185 mph, fatalities total 423 , cost of damage is unknown
  8. Hurricane (also referred to as superstorm) Sandy, 2012 – category 3, highest winds 115 mph, fatalities totaling 233, cost of damage $68.7 billion
  9. Hurricane of 1938 – category 5, highest winds 160 mph, fatalities (direct) 682 to 800, cost of damage $306 billion
  10. Hurricane Charley, 2004 – category 4, highest winds 150 mph, fatalities (direct) 15, (indirect) 20, cost of damage $16.9 billion

In light of the information provided above, it’s imperative to keep informed of the storms direction and class, to better protect yourself and loved ones as well as property.

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