Top 10 Most Disastrous Hurricanes In the U.S.

The Top Ten

1 Hurricane Katrina (2005)

The only tropical cyclone in world history to cause more than $100B and more than 1,000 deaths

This has gotta b #1... think of all the damage and all of the aftermath - gase456

People said Irma is better but is not but Katrina did more damage

Why Isn't This Number 1

2 Hurricane Andrew (1992)
3 Hurricane Maria (2017)

Almost as bad damage as Katrina, but WAY more deaths! You can replace a house but not a human life. This is why this is first.

This is the true Katrina of the decade, all of Puerto Rico got hit and lost power, floods occurred and trees and buildings were damaged, and lot of people are dying, and it is just unbelievable what would happen.

Puerto Rico technically IS U.S. territory so yes, Hurricane Maria DOES count as a U.S. hurricane!

If it wasn't for that eyewall replacement cycle, Puerto Rico would probably be in worse shape then it is now. - IcetailofWishClan

4 Hurricane Harvey (2017)

My comments are the two that relate to each other. Now harvey has gone down to 125 billion dollars, as much as Katrina, making them both the costliest tropical cyclones ever.

My other comment is in the top. What I meant to say was did you know that new research ( not so new anymore) says that Harvey caused 196 BILLION dollars. Exude my past grammar

Did you know new erase arch says its 186 BILLION dollars! That's almost double of katrina

Harvey was the Katrina of 2017.

5 Hurricane Sandy (2012)

It hit Seaside Heights and Toms River NJ, where my uncle lives. Thank goodness he was OK.

Hurricane Sandy happened in my state (New York). Luckily it didn't hit my city. It did however hit New York City, where my cousins lived, they lost their home, and were homeless for 1 month. Luckily they got a new home - Catacorn

Having gone through the whole week this monster crash-coursed right into my state, this thing was insane. Easily knocked out my power, tons of homes flooded, and funny enough, it was actually the biggest ever tropical cyclone in the Atlantic.

I lived I lived I lived I lived I lived I lived

6 Hurricane Irma (2017)

I'm just staring at the pictures of this hurricane as it is nearing Florida and I'm just like; "that is the HUGEST hurricane (how many miles wide/in diameter) I've ever seen out of ALL of the pictured hurricanes EVER. It is a bit bigger than the state of TEXAS."

Just hit Florida today. My aunt and her son which live in Miami are staying and my second cousin and his mom and dad are in Tampa and are staying! I am praying for them

Its coming for us

It was the largest storm in the Atlantic - Randomator

7 Hurricane Matthew (2016)
8 Hurricane Ike (2008)

This hurricane bashed into my city of Houston at nighttime head on, there sounded as if there were tornadoes everywhere, and (as always throughout history of humans) go crazy with, "oh no! The world is ending! " Crap. Just as it is with hurricane Harvey right now. I'm having to work during it. And during Ike, I'm just sitting in my candlelight room very calmly writing stories of terror.

9 Hurricane Camille (1969)
10 Galveston Hurricane (1900)

Should be #1 all the way

This should be at the top, since it was 1900 and people couldn’t do much to prepare for it, plus all the people the Galveston Hurricane killed. - Oxymoron15


Much worse than Sandy


The Contenders

11 Hurricane Hugo (1989)
12 The Great Miami Hurricane (1926)
13 Hurricane Wilma (2005)
14 Hurricane Rita (2005)
15 Hurricane Charley (2004)
16 Hurricane David (1979)
17 Galveston Hurricane (1915)
18 Hurricane Ivan (2004)
19 The Great New England Hurricane (1938)
20 Hurricane Michael (2018)

So close to a cat. 5 - Camaro6

21 Cuba-Florida Hurricane (1944)
22 Hurricane Donna (1960)
23 Hurricane Florence (2018)
24 Hurricane Frances (2004)
25 Hurricane Jose (2017)
26 Hurricane Jeanne (2004)
27 Hurricane Carol (1954)
28 Hurricane Hazel (1954)
29 Labor Day Hurricane (1935)
30 Okeechobee Hurricane (1928)
31 Hurricane Nate (2017)
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Top Remixes

1. Hurricane Maria (2017)
2. Hurricane Matthew (2016)
3. Hurricane Andrew (1992)
1. Hurricane Katrina (2005)
2. Hurricane Sandy (2012)
3. Hurricane Andrew (1992)


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