Top 10 Most Devastating Hurricanes in U.S History

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6. Hurricane Lake Okeechobee, FL
Hurricane Lake Okeechobee

On Sept 16, 1928, Lake Okeechobee, FL hurricane made landfall as a category 4. The pressure accompanying the hurricane was to the tune of 929 mb. This hurricane claimed an estimated 3,700 lives in all and wreaked damage to the tune of 100 million dollars.


7. Hurricane Donna
Hurricane Donna

On Sept 10, 1960, hurricane Donna made landfall in Southern Florida as a category 4. The pressure accompanying this hurricane was 930 mb. Donna’s sustained winds were 135 mph. The hurricane later crossed the Florida Peninsula and affected every state from South Carolina to New York with strong winds. The hurricane is said to have roamed the Atlantic coast for about 17 days. Over 50 people lost their lives and damages were estimated to be around 300 million dollars.


8. New Orleans, (Unnamed Hurricane)
New Orleans Unnamed Hurricane 1915

This hurricane occurred in 1915 as a category 4. When the New Orleans hurricane made landfall the pressure was at 931 mb. While the hurricane claimed 275 lives, the damage cost remains unknown.


9. Hurricane Carla
Hurricane Carla

On September 11, 1961, Hurricane Carla made landfall in Central and North Texas as a category 4. When this hurricane made landfall, the pressure was at 931 mb. This is the most powerful storm to have hit Texas in 40 years. Damage was to the extent of over $300 million and the hurricane claimed over 43 lives.


10. Hurricane Hugo
Hurricane Hugo

Hurricane Hugo is a category 4 hurricane which occurred in South Carolina on September 22, 1989. When this hurricane made its landfall, the pressure was at 934 mb and the damage was to the extent of over $7 billion. Hugo is the most severe hurricane to have struck Georgia and the Carolinas in the last hundreds years. The total death toll from this storm was 35 and about 26,000 people were left homeless as a result of this storm.

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