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HURRICANES: MAJOR STORMS SINCE 1900

  • Grades: 6–8, 9–12

YearName (if any)Category (at landfall)LocationDeaths and Damages
1900Hurricane4Galveston, Tex.6,000
1928Hurricane4Caribbean/S. Fla.4,000
1930Hurricane4-5Santo Domingo/Dominican Republic2,000
1938Hurricane3New England600; $306 million
1954Hazel4N.C./S.C.1,173; $281 million
1955Diane1N.C./New England184; $1.7 billion
1963Flora3Haiti/Cuba7,000
1969Camille5Miss./La.256; $1.42 billion
1974Fifi3Honduras8,000; $1 billion
1979David2Caribbean/Eastern U.S.1,205; $1 billion
1988Gilbert5Caribbean/Gulf of Mexico800; $10 billion
1989Hugo4Caribbean/N.C./S.C.60; $10 billion
1992Andrew5Bahamas/S. Fla./La.38; $21 billion
1992Iniki4Kauai, Hawaii6; $3 billion
1997Pauline4Mexico230
1998Georges3Caribbean/Gulf of Mexico443; $2.5 billion
1998Mitch5Honduras/Nicaragua11,000
1999Floyd2N.C./New England56; $3-6 billion
2003Isabel2N.C./ Mid-Atlantic17; $3 billion
2004Charley4Fla.25; $7.4 billion
2005Katrina3La./Miss./Ala.at least 1,300; $80 billion
2005Rita3La./Tex.7; $6 billion
2005Wilma3Yucatán Peninsula/Caribbean/Fla.38; $10 billion

  • Subjects:
    Hurricanes
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