The 10 Deadliest US Hurricanes (1851 – 2006)

 

What can be said about Hurricanes that hasn’t been said about about a divorce.   They ruin lives are expensive and can be deadly.  The worst hurricane so far hit Galveston  in 1900.  

Apparently city officials never imagined a large hurricane hitting their island so they decided not to build seawalls.      Once things were rebuilt everything was raised 17 feet by bringing in more sand and a large seawall was constructed.  

Below are the top ten worst hurricanes  in the USA since 1851 until 2006.  

 

Rank Name Year Category Deaths
1. Great Galveston Hurricane (TX) 1900 4 8000
2. FL (Lake Okeechobee) 1928 4 2500
3. Katrina (LA/MS/FL/GA/AL) 2005 3 1200
4. Cheniere Caminanda (LA) 1893 4 1100-1400
5. Sea Islands (SC/GA) 1893 3 1000-2000
6. GA/SC 1881 2 700
7. Audrey (SW LA/N TX) 1957 4 416
8. Great Labor Day Hurricane (FL Keys) 1935 5 408
9. Last Island (LA) 1856 4 400
10. Miami Hurricane (FL/MS/AL/Pensacola) 1926 4 372

 

source http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/Deadliest_Costliest.shtml