Top 10 U.S. Hurricanes - Deadliest
It is hurricane season again. After disaster like Hurrican Katrina last year, people are worried if there will be another deadly storm this year. Although experts predict the hurricane season this year won't be as intense as last year, just one deadly touch down like Katrina would make it seem a lot worse. CNN.com lists the top 10 deadliest, costliest and most intense hurricanes to hit the U.S. mainland from 1900 till today according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Here's the top 10 Deadliest Hurricanes:
- Galveston, Texas: the deadliest storm in U.S. history was a category 4 which struck on September 8, 1900 and killed between 8,000 ~ 12,000.
- Lake Okeechobee, Florida: the category 4 storm hit Lake Okeechobee in September 1928 and killed 1,836
- Hurricane Katrina: the most deadliest storm since the millenium devastated the gulf coast in August 2005 and took away 1,336 or more lives.
- Florida Keys: the September 1935 category 5 storm, the most intense to touchdown on U.S. mainland killed 423
- Hurricane Audrey: the category 4 hurricane which hit Southwest Louisiana and Northeast Texas in June 1957 killed 390
- Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana: the September 1926 hurricane killed 372
- The Grand Isle Hurricane: - the category 4 hurricane which hit Baton Rouge and New Orleans on September 1909 killed 350.
- Atlantic-Gulf Hurricane: the September 1919 hurricane which hit Florida, Texas killed 287 on record but the total death toll was 600 to 900 with half from 10 ships at sea.
- New Orleans, Louisiana: the September 1915 hurricane caused Lake Pontchartrain to overflow and killed 275
- Galveston, Texas: the category 4 hurricane which hit Galveston again in 1900 killed 275 despite construction of seawall.