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Most Costly, Deadly Hurricanes on Record

Pre-2005

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updated 30 August 2005

10 Most Costly US Hurricanes (pre-2005)

(2005 - inflation adjusted - dollars)
  1. Hurricane Andrew - Cat5 (165 mph) - > $36 billion - August 1992 - Southeast FL and LA
  2. Hurricane Charley - Cat4 (150 mph) - > $14 billion - August 2004 - FL
  3. Hurricane Hugo - Cat4 (160 mph) - > $14 billion - September 1989 - Charleston, SC; Atlantic seaboard
  4. Hurricane Ivan - Cat3 (165 mph) - > $14 billion - September 2004 - FL, Al
  5. Hurricane Agnes - Cat1 (85mph) - $10-12 billion - June 1972 - FL, Atlantic Seaboard
  6. Hurricane Camille - Cat5 (190 mph) - $7.5 billion - August 1969 - AL, MS, LS
  7. Hurricane Frederic - Cat3 (130 mph) - $4-8 billion - September 1979 - FL, Al, MS
  8. Hurricane Jeanne - Cat3 (120 mph) - > $6.9 billion - > September 2004 - east TX
  9. Hurricane Floyd - Cat3 (155 mph) - > $6.5 billion - September 1999 - Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern Seaboard
  10. Hurricane Georges - Cat2 (155 mph) - > $6.5 billion - October 1998 - Puerto Rico, Cuba, FL Keys, MS, AL
Data from Wikipedia (hurricane links) and NOAH

5 Most Deadly Hurricanes in US History

  1. Galveston, Texas 1900 - Cat4 - September 1900 - TX - deaths: 8,000-12,000 (est)
  2. Florida 1928 - Cat4 - September 1928 - FL - deaths: 1,836
  3. Florida and Texas 1919 - Cat4 - September 1919 - FL, TX - deaths: 600-900 (est)
  4. New England 1938 - Cat3 - September 1938 - Long Island, NY; MS, CT - deaths: about 600
  5. Florida Keys 1935 - Cat5 - Labor Day weekend 1935 - FL Keys - deaths: 423


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