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Top 10 DEADLIEST Hurricanes of ALL TIME!

10. Hurricane Andrew August 16, 1992 – August 28, 1992 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Andrew
Hurricane Andrew was, at the time of its occurrence in August 1992, the most destructive hurricane in United States history. 
Total fatalities: 65
Highest wind speed: 175 mph
Date: August 16, 1992 – August 28, 1992
Damage: $26.5 billion (2016 USD); (Fifth costliest tropical cyclone in U.S. history)
Category: Category 5 Hurricane (SSHS)
Affected areas: Florida, Bahamas, Louisiana, South Florida, Southern United States

Weather History: Hurricane Andrew 1992
https://youtu.be/2Ypr29tyiW8

Hurricane Andrew: As It Happened
https://youtu.be/_6FixacAXlo

Hurricane Andrew 20 Years Later
https://youtu.be/wR6s44VGqoQ

Miami Herald Then and Now: Scenes from Hurricane Andrew
https://youtu.be/9wILrZwCnoY


9. Hurricane Hugo September 10, 1989 – September 25, 1989 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Hugo
Hurricane Hugo was a powerful Cape Verde-type hurricane that caused widespread damage and loss of life in the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Southeast United States. 
Total fatalities: 61
Highest wind speed: 162 mph
Date: September 10, 1989 – September 25, 1989
Category: Category 5 Hurricane (SSHS)
Damage: $10 billion (1989 USD)
Affected areas: Puerto Rico, Bahamas, North Carolina, Ohio, More

Weather History: Hurricane Hugo 1989
https://youtu.be/-qrGLAZ8v-Y

Hurricane HUGO: Wrath to Restoration
https://youtu.be/_kK8_Q0OFeA

Hurricane Hugo – Luquillo, Puerto Rico – September 17-18, 1989
https://youtu.be/UVAb7a1Hp_g

8. Hurricane Sandy October 22, 2012 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Sandy
Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, and the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. 
Formed: October 22, 2012
Fatalities: 233 total (direct and indirect)
Damage: $75 billion (2012 USD); (Second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history)
Highest winds: 1-minute sustained: 115 mph (185 km/h)
Lowest pressure: 940 mbar (hPa); 27.76 inHg

Hurricane Sandy: As It Happened
https://youtu.be/KeaG1jRLIBw

Sandy 2012
https://youtu.be/oh39IWwNC7Y

Inside the Megastorm
https://youtu.be/73RDDIFCS8E


7. Hurricane Camille August 14, 1969 – August 22, 1969 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Camille
Hurricane Camille was the third and strongest tropical cyclone and second hurricane during the 1969 Atlantic hurricane season. Wikipedia
Highest winds: 175 mph
Date: August 14, 1969 – August 22, 1969
Damage: $1.42 billion (1969 USD)
Total fatalities: 259 direct
Lowest pressure: 900 mbar (hPa); 26.58 inHg
Affected areas: Cuba, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Midwestern United States, Southern United States

Weather History: Hurricane Camille 1969
https://youtu.be/YDyD_28yYdA

Hurricane Camille – “A Lady Called Camille”
https://youtu.be/J49V7gQyaxU


6. Hurricane Gilbert September 8, 1988 – September 19, 1988 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Gilbert
Hurricane Gilbert was an extremely powerful tropical cyclone that formed during the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season and brought widespread destruction to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Wikipedia
Highest winds: 185 mph
Date: September 8, 1988 – September 19, 1988
Damage: $7.1 billion (1988 USD)
Total fatalities: 318 total
Lowest pressure: 888 mbar (hPa); 26.22 inHg; (Second-lowest recorded in the Atlantic)
Affected areas: Mexico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, More

Weather History: Hurricane Gilbert 1988
https://youtu.be/5by2-w2_xIU

Hurricane Gilbert in Jamaica
https://youtu.be/ztTfaBq9Pls


5. Labor Day Hurricane August 29, 1935 – September 10, 1935 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1935_Labor_Day_hurricane
The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane was the most intense hurricane to make landfall in the United States on record, as well as the 3rd most intense Atlantic hurricane ever. 
Highest winds185 mph
DateAugust 29, 1935 – September 10, 1935
Total fatalities408 total
Lowest pressure892 mbar (hPa); 26.34 inHg; (Lowest recorded in continental United States)
Affected areasGeorgiaBahamasNorth CarolinaVirginiaSouth CarolinaFlorida KeysFlorida Panhandle

Weather History: 1935 Labor Day Hurricane
https://youtu.be/wkbtyz5D9lg

The Great Labor Day Florida Keys Hurricane of 1935
https://youtu.be/o4b4sLbSZWQ


4. Hurricane Katrina August 23, 2005 – August 31, 2005 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina
Hurricane Katrina was the costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. 
Highest wind speed: 174 mph
Date: August 23, 2005 – August 31, 2005
Damage: $108 billion (2005 USD); (Costliest on record)
Category: Category 5 Hurricane (SSHS)
Lowest pressure: 902 mbar (hPa); 26.64 inHg
Affected areas: New Orleans, Cuba, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, More

Weather History: Hurricane Katrina 2005
https://youtu.be/hFNIgAisbI0

Hurricane Katrina Day by Day | National Geographic
https://youtu.be/HbJaMWw4-2Q

Katrina, The New Orleans Nightmare
https://youtu.be/JEAedjLXw7Q

Hurricane Katrina, from Miami to New Orleans and Biloxi.
https://youtu.be/RoxKQx1lF2w


3. Great Galveston Hurricane August 27, 1900 – September 17, 1900 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1900_Galveston_hurricane
The Great Galveston Hurricane was a Category 4 storm, with winds of up to 145 mph, which made landfall on September 8, 1900, in Galveston, Texas, in the United States, leaving about 6,000 to 12,000 dead. 
Highest wind speed: 143 mph
Date: August 27, 1900 – September 17, 1900
Category: Category 4 Hurricane (SSHS)
Total fatalities: 6,000–12,000 direct
Lowest pressure: 936 mbar (hPa); 27.64 inHg
Affected areas: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Texas, More
Weather History: Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900
https://youtu.be/v6iQvWWr108
Deadliest Hurricane in the US: Galveston 1900
https://youtu.be/4MM9Im5KoHU


2. Hurricane Mitch October 22, 1998 – November 9, 1998 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Mitch
Hurricane Mitch was the most powerful and destructive hurricane of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season, with maximum sustained winds of 180 mph. The storm was the thirteenth tropical storm, ninth hurricane, and third major hurricane of the season. 
Total fatalities: 19,325
Date: October 22, 1998 – November 9, 1998
Damage: $6.2 billion (1998 USD)
Category: Category 5 Hurricane (SSHS)
Total fatalities: ≥ 19,325
Affected areas: Florida, Honduras, Nicaragua, Central America, Yucatán Peninsula

Weather History: Hurricane Mitch 1998
https://youtu.be/VvS-a6P8CDk


1. Great Hurricane of 1780 October 9, 1780 – October 20, 1780
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hurricane_of_1780
The Great Hurricane of 1780, also known as Huracán San Calixto, the Great Hurricane of the Antilles, and the 1780 Disaster, is the deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record. 
Highest winds: 200 mph
Fatalities: 22,000–27,501; (Deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record)
Date: October 9, 1780 – October 20, 1780
Total fatalities: (Deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record)
Affected areas: United States of America, Florida, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Hispaniola, Lesser Antilles
http://www.history.com/topics/great-hurricane-of-1780

Top 10 Hurricanes In History by WatchMojo

10. Hurricane Sandy October 22, 2012 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Sandy
Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, and the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. 
Formed: October 22, 2012
Fatalities: 233 total (direct and indirect)
Damage: $75 billion (2012 USD); (Second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history)
Highest winds: 1-minute sustained: 115 mph (185 km/h)
Lowest pressure: 940 mbar (hPa); 27.76 inHg
Hurricane Sandy: As It Happened
https://youtu.be/KeaG1jRLIBw
Sandy 2012
https://youtu.be/oh39IWwNC7Y
Inside the Megastorm
https://youtu.be/73RDDIFCS8E

9. Cyclone Tracy 21 December 1974 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Tracy
Cyclone Tracy was a tropical cyclone that from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day, 1974, devastated the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. 
Formed21 December 1974
Fatalities71
Damage$800 million (1974 USD)
Areas affectedTiwi Islands, Darwin, Northern Territory
Dissipated26 December 1974
Lowest pressure950 hPa (mbar); 28.05 inHg
Weather History: Cyclone Tracy 1974
https://youtu.be/DwBzzfumod4

8. Hurricane Mitch October 22, 1998 – November 9, 1998
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Mitch
Hurricane Mitch was the most powerful and destructive hurricane of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season, with maximum sustained winds of 180 mph. The storm was the thirteenth tropical storm, ninth hurricane, and third major hurricane of the season. 
Total fatalities: 19,325
Date: October 22, 1998 – November 9, 1998
Damage: $6.2 billion (1998 USD)
Category: Category 5 Hurricane (SSHS)
Total fatalities: ≥ 19,325
Affected areas: Florida, Honduras, Nicaragua, Central America, Yucatán Peninsula
Weather History: Hurricane Mitch 1998
https://youtu.be/VvS-a6P8CDk

7. The Okeechobee Hurricane September 6, 1928 – September 20, 1928 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1928_Okeechobee_hurricane
The Okeechobee hurricane, also known as the San Felipe Segundo hurricane, was one of the deadliest tropical cyclones in the recorded history of the North Atlantic basin. 
Highest winds: 160 mph
Date: September 6, 1928 – September 20, 1928
Damage: $100 million (1928 USD)
Total fatalities: 4,000+
Lowest pressure: ≤ 929 mbar (hPa); 27.43 inHg
Affected areas: Florida, Puerto Rico, Georgia, Bahamas, More
Weather History: Okeechobee Hurricane 1928
https://youtu.be/edGxL3GR6tk
Heritage: Hurricane Of 1928
https://youtu.be/SSa9yF0ssEo

6. Hurricane Andrew August 16, 1992 – August 28, 1992 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Andrew
Hurricane Andrew was, at the time of its occurrence in August 1992, the most destructive hurricane in United States history. 
Total fatalities: 65
Highest wind speed: 175 mph
Date: August 16, 1992 – August 28, 1992
Damage: $26.5 billion (2016 USD); (Fifth costliest tropical cyclone in U.S. history)
Category: Category 5 Hurricane (SSHS)
Affected areas: Florida, Bahamas, Louisiana, South Florida, Southern United States
Weather History: Hurricane Andrew 1992
https://youtu.be/2Ypr29tyiW8
Hurricane Andrew: As It Happened
https://youtu.be/_6FixacAXlo
Hurricane Andrew 20 Years Later
https://youtu.be/wR6s44VGqoQ
Miami Herald Then and Now: Scenes from Hurricane Andrew
https://youtu.be/9wILrZwCnoY

5. Hurricane Katrina August 23, 2005 – August 31, 2005
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina
Hurricane Katrina was the costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. 
Highest wind speed: 174 mph
Date: August 23, 2005 – August 31, 2005
Damage: $108 billion (2005 USD); (Costliest on record)
Category: Category 5 Hurricane (SSHS)
Lowest pressure: 902 mbar (hPa); 26.64 inHg
Affected areas: New Orleans, Cuba, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, More
Weather History: Hurricane Katrina 2005
https://youtu.be/hFNIgAisbI0
Hurricane Katrina Day by Day | National Geographic
https://youtu.be/HbJaMWw4-2Q
Katrina, The New Orleans Nightmare
https://youtu.be/JEAedjLXw7Q
Hurricane Katrina, from Miami to New Orleans and Biloxi.
https://youtu.be/RoxKQx1lF2w

4. Typhoon Nina December 21, 2016 – December 28, 2016 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Nock-ten
Typhoon Nock-ten, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Nina, was the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded worldwide on Christmas Day in terms of 1-minute sustained winds. 
DateDecember 21, 2016 – December 28, 2016
Total fatalities3 confirmed, 21 missing
Affected areasVietnamPhilippinesCaroline Islands

3. Great Galveston Hurricane August 27, 1900 – September 17, 1900 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1900_Galveston_hurricane
The Great Galveston Hurricane was a Category 4 storm, with winds of up to 145 mph, which made landfall on September 8, 1900, in Galveston, Texas, in the United States, leaving about 6,000 to 12,000 dead. 
Highest wind speed: 143 mph
Date: August 27, 1900 – September 17, 1900
Category: Category 4 Hurricane (SSHS)
Total fatalities: 6,000–12,000 direct
Lowest pressure: 936 mbar (hPa); 27.64 inHg
Affected areas: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Texas, More
Weather History: Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900
https://youtu.be/v6iQvWWr108
Deadliest Hurricane in the US: Galveston 1900
https://youtu.be/4MM9Im5KoHU

2. Great Hurricane of 1780 October 9, 1780 – October 20, 1780 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hurricane_of_1780
The Great Hurricane of 1780, also known as Huracán San Calixto, the Great Hurricane of the Antilles, and the 1780 Disaster, is the deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record. 
Highest winds: 200 mph
Fatalities: 22,000–27,501; (Deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record)
Date: October 9, 1780 – October 20, 1780
Total fatalities: (Deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record)
Affected areas: United States of America, Florida, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Hispaniola, Lesser Antilles
http://www.history.com/topics/great-hurricane-of-1780

1. Bhola Cyclone November 3, 1970 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1970_Bhola_cyclone
The 1970 Bhola cyclone was a devastating tropical cyclone that struck East Pakistan and India’s West Bengal on November 12, 1970. It remains the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded and one of the deadliest natural disasters. Wikipedia
Fatalities: 500,000; (Deadliest recorded tropical cyclone)
Damage: $86.4 million (1970 USD)
Areas affected: India, Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh)
Formed: November 3, 1970
Highest winds: 3-minute sustained: 185 km/h (115 mph); 1-minute sustained: 240 km/h (150 mph);
Lowest pressure: 966 hPa (mbar); 28.53 inHg

Bhola Cyclone 13 November 1970
https://youtu.be/gkcuZoR6XSU

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