Here's a look at hurricane statistics.
Notable Hurricanes in Recent US History:
September 16-30, 2017 - Hurricane Maria
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Category 5 storm. Made landfall on the island of Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane and hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane.
$90 billion in damage.
The official death toll after the storm was 64 in Puerto Rico but investigations by CNN and other news organizations indicate there may have been more than 1,000 storm-related fatalities on the island.
Earlier, an academic report published in the New England Journal of Medicine estimated 4,645 people died during the storm and its aftermath. The article's authors called Puerto Rico's official death toll of 64 a "substantial underestimate." However, the death toll cited in the article was a midpoint estimate based on a limited survey of 3,299 households. The survey indicated that the number of people who died in the storm's wake could range from 793 to 8,498.
Additionally, 31 people were killed in Dominica. Deaths were also reported in St. Thomas, the Dominican republic and Haiti.
August 30-September 12, 2017 - Hurricane Irma
Category 5 storm. Made seven landfalls, including four as a Category 5 hurricane across islands in the northern Caribbean. Hit the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm and made landfall in southwestern Florida as a Category 3 storm.
$50 billion in damage.
Irma directly caused at least 47 deaths in the Caribbean Islands and the southeastern United States.
About six million Florida residents were evacuated ahead of the storm.
August 17-September 1, 2017 - Hurricane Harvey
Category 4 storm. Made landfall near Corpus Christi as a Category 4 hurricane and churned along the Texas coast for four days, causing devastating flooding. Its remnants later made another landfall in southwestern Louisiana.
It set a record for the most rainfall from a single storm in the US, with 51 inches of rain recorded in areas of Texas. An estimated 27 trillion gallons of water fell over Texas and Louisiana during a six-day period.
$125 billion in damage.
At least 68 direct storm-related fatalities were reported in Texas, the highest hurricane death toll in the state since 1919.
October 22-29, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy
Category 3 storm. Made landfall in Cuba as a Category 2. Hit New Jersey as a post-tropical cyclone.
$65 billion in damage.
An extraordinarily large storm, with a measured diameter of 870 nautical miles.
At least 147 deaths, including 72 in the United States, 54 in Haiti, 11 in Cuba, 3 in the Dominican Republic, 2 in the Bahamas, 1 in Canada, 1 in Jamaica, 1 in Puerto Rico and 2 maritime deaths.
August 21-September 1, 2012 - Hurricane Isaac
Category 1 storm
Path included Haiti, Cuba, southern Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana.
$2.8 billion in estimated damage
Death toll directly attributed to Isaac was 34: 5 in the US, 24 in Haiti and 5 in the Dominican Republic
August 20-29, 2011 - Hurricane Irene
Category 3 storm. Made landfall in eastern North Carolina as a Category 1.
$13.5 billion in estimated damage
Death toll directly attributed to Irene was 49: 41 in the US, 5 in the Dominican Republic and 3 in Haiti
October 29-November 7, 2010 - Hurricane Tomas
Category 2 storm. Hit St. Lucia as a Category 1.
Affected areas included St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, Curacao, and Haiti.
About $336 million in damage
Death toll of 44 in the Lesser and Greater Antilles
September 1-14, 2008 - Hurricane Ike
Category 4 storm. Made landfall over the Turks and Caicos Islands as a Category 4. Hit Galveston Island, Texas as a Category 2.
Path included Turks and Caicos Islands, Cuba, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
$30 billion in damage
Estimated death toll was 103 across Hispaniola, Cuba and the US Gulf Coast
October 15-25, 2005 - Hurricane Wilma
Category 3 storm. Made landfall over Cozumel, Mexico as a Category 4. Made landfall near Marco Island, Florida as a Category 3.
$19 billion in damage
Death toll directly attributed to Wilma was 23: 5 in the US, 12 in Haiti, 4 in Mexico, 1 in Jamaica and 1 in the Bahamas
September 20-24, 2005 - Hurricane Rita
Category 5 storm. Made landfall in Louisiana/Texas as a Category 3.
$18.5 billion in damage
Death toll directly attributed to Rita was 7
August 25-29, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina
Category 3 storm. Hit Florida as a Category 1. Hit Grand Isle, LA as a Category 3.
Path included Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
$125 billion in damage
Death toll in the US was 1,833
September 2-24, 2004 - Hurricane Ivan
Category 5 storm. Hit Grenada as a Category 4.
Affected areas included Grenada, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Tobago and Barbados.
$20.5 billion in damage
Death toll directly attributed to Ivan was 92: 25 in the US, 39 in Grenada, 17 in Jamaica, 4 in the Dominican Republic, 3 in Venezuela, 2 in the Cayman Islands, 1 in Tobago and 1 in Barbados
August 25-September 8, 2004 - Hurricane Frances
Category 2 storm
Affected areas included Florida, Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas.
Damage estimated to be $9.8 billion
Death toll directly attributed to Frances was 7: 6 in the US and 1 in the Bahamas
August 9-15, 2004 - Hurricane Charley
Category 4 storm. Made landfall in Cuba as a Category 3. Hit Florida as a Category 4.
Path included Grand Cayman Islands, Cuba, Florida and South Carolina.
$16 billion in damage
Death toll directly attributed to Charley was 15: 10 in the US, 4 in Cuba and 1 in Jamaica
August 16-28, 1992 - Hurricane Andrew
Category 5 storm (reclassified in 2002). Originally believed to be a Category 4.
Path included northwestern Bahamas, the southern Florida peninsula, and south-central Louisiana.
$27 billion in damage
Death toll directly attributed to Andrew was 26: 23 in the US and 3 in the Bahamas
September 10-22, 1989 - Hurricane Hugo
Category 5 storm. Made landfall in both the Leeward Islands and later South Carolina as a Category 4.
Path included the Caribbean Islands (Puerto Rico), South Carolina, and North Carolina.
$9 billion in damage
Death toll directly attributed to Hugo was 50: 21 in the US, 5 in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and 24 more in the Caribbean
Direct Hits by Hurricanes to US Mainland 1851-2017:
CATEGORY 5: 3
CATEGORY 4: 24
CATEGORY 3: 64
CATEGORY 2: 80
CATEGORY 1: 121
Major hurricanes (Categories 3, 4, 5): 91
The Ten Deadliest Hurricanes in the Mainland United States - 1851-2010:
(The government began naming storms in 1953)
Place - Year - Category - Deaths
1. Galveston, TX - 1900 - 4 - 8,000+
2. Southeastern FL - 1928 - 4 - 2,500
3. Louisiana/Mississippi (Katrina) - 2005 - 3 - 1,200*
4. Louisiana - 1893 - 4 - 1100-1400
5. South Carolina/Georgia - 1893 - 3 - 1000-1200
6. Georgia/South Carolina - 1881 - 2 - 700
7. Louisiana/Texas (Audrey) - 1957 - 4 - 416
8. Florida Keys - 1935 - 5 - 408
9. Louisiana - 1856 - 4 - 400
10. Florida - 1926 - 4 - 372
*Only includes direct deaths in southeast LA and MS. The National Hurricane Center estimates 1,833 total direct and indirect fatalities for AL, FL, GA, LA and MS.
The 10 Costliest Hurricanes and Tropical/Post-Tropical Storms in the United States - 1900-2017:
NOT ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION
Name - Year - Category or Type - Damage
1. Katrina - 2005 - 3 - $125 billion (tied)
1. Harvey - 2017 - 4 - $125 billion (tied)
3. Maria - 2017 - 5 - $90 billion
4. Sandy - 2012 - Post-Tropical - $65 billion
5. Irma - 2017 - 5 - $50 billion
6. Ike - 2008 - 2 - $30 billion
7. Andrew - 1992 - 5 - $27 billion
8. Ivan - 2004 - 3 - $20.5 billion
9. Wilma - 2005 - 3 - $19 billion
10. Rita - 2005 - 3 - $18.5 billion
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