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Deadliest U.S. hurricanes - The Galveston County Daily News : Storm Season

October 30, 2014

Deadliest U.S. hurricanes

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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 4:48 pm

(number of deaths)

8,000  

Galveston: 1900

2,500

Lake Okeechobee, Fla.: 1928

1,200

Katrina: 2005

(Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Geogia and Alabama) 

1,100-1,400

Cheniere Caminanda, La.: 1893

1,000-2,000

Sea Islands, S.C., Ga.: 1893

700

Georgia and South Carolina: 1881

416

Audrey: 1957

(Louisiana, Texas)

408

Great Labor Day Hurricane: 1935

(Florida Keys)

400

Last Island, La.: 1856

Category 4

372

Miami Hurricane: 1926

(Florida, Mississippi, Alabama)

350

Grand Isle, La.: 1909

287

Florida Keys and South Texas: 1919

275

New Orleans: 1915

275

Galveston: 1915

256

Camille: 1969

(Louisiana, Mississippi)

 256

New England: 1938

Other storms

Diane, 1955, 184 deaths; Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, 1898, 179 deaths; Texas, 1875, 176; Southeast Florida, 1906, 164 deaths; Indianola, Texas, 1886; 150; Pensacola, Fla., Mississippi, Alabama, 1906, 134; Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, 1896, 130; Agnes, 1972; 122.

Source: National

Hurricane Center


 

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