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Top 10 Most Destructive and Costly Hurricanes

This a list of only the most destructive, downright brutal hurricanes to ever reach the coast of the USA! Feel free to leave your own list or suggestions!

1

Hurricane Camille (1969) (Category 5)

Hurricane Camille (1969) (Category 5)

Hurricane Camille (1969) (Category 5) comes in at number ten, as the total destruction charges amount to 21.9 billion dollars. Although it was a tragedy, one good thing did come out of it. The Saffir-Simpson wind scale was implemented after the residents complained that the outdated system had left them unprepared for such a disaster.

2

Hurricane Donna (1960) (Category 3)

Hurricane Donna (1960) (Category 3)

Hurricane Donna holds the world record for the longest sustained hurricane lasting 17 days. This storm struck the Florida Keys, producing up to 13-foot surges.

3

Cuba-Florida Hurricane (1944) (Category)

Cuba-Florida Hurricane (1944) (Category)

This hurricane struck right when WWII was at it's highest point. But thankfully the military was able to aide in the evacuation to take down the death count.

4

Great New England Hurricane (1938) (Category 3)

This hurricane in 1938 struck New England and Connecticut unexpectedly, causing up to 600 casualties and 39 ilion dollars in damages.

5

Hurricane Andrew (1992) (Category 5)

Hurricane Andrew (1992) (Category 5)

This devastating hurricane struck Dale County, Florida in 1992, being ranked as the most costly hurricane of it's time.

6

Hurricane Galvenston (1900) (Category 4)

Hurricane Galvenston caused 8,000 deaths, 3,600 homes destroyed, and 20 million dollars in damages.

7

Hurricane Katrina (2005) (Category 5)

Hurricane Katrina (2005) (Category 5)

Hurricane Katrina was the second most destructive hurricane to ever hit the U.S. It caused widespread damage across New Orleans which is still being felt today.