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The Top 5 Deadliest Tropical Storms (hurricanes) in U.S. History

  Storm Location
(year)
Deaths Cost Category
1 Galveston, Texas
(1900)
8,000/12,000 $104,3 billion 4
(winds 131-155 mph)
2 Lake Okeechobee, Florida
(1928)
2,500/3,000 $35,2 billion 4
(winds 131-155 mph)
3 Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana
(Katrina, 2005)
1,200 $113,4 billion 3
(winds 111-130 mph)
4 Cheniere Caminanda Island, Louisiana
(1893)
1,100/1,400 $119,7 billion 4
(winds 131-155 mph)
5 South Carolina, Georgia
(1893)
1,000/2,000 $23,9 billion 3
(winds 111-130 mph)
Tags Natural Disasters , Deadliest , The United States

Sources: National Weather Service National Hurricane Center Miami, Florida: NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS NHC-6.

List Notes: Data is the top 5 deadliest tropical storms in United States history. Cost is calculated using 2010 Inflation, Population and Wealth Normalization and is in U.S. dollars.
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