Most 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.