Hurricane Statistics Fast Facts

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 11:22am

Here's a look at some hurricane statistics you need to know.

Major Hurricanes in recent U.S. History:

October 22-29, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy

Category 2 storm

Path includes Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, and New Jersey and New York coastlines.

$50 billion in preliminary damages

At least 165 deaths: over 100 in the United States, 54 in Haiti, 11 in Cuba, 2 in the Dominican Republic and 2 in the Bahamas.

August 21-September 1, 2012 - Hurricane Isaac

Category 1 storm

Path includes Haiti, Cuba, southern Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana.

$2.35 billion in estimated damages

At least 41 deaths, with 5 in the United States.

August 20-29, 2011 - Hurricane Irene

Category 1 storm

Makes landfall in eastern North Carolina.

$7.3 billion in damages

At least 45 fatalities

October 29-November 7, 2010 - Hurricane Tomas

Category 2 storm

Affected areas include St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, Curacao, and Haiti.

About $350 million in damages

Death toll of 44 in the Lesser and Greater Antilles.

September 1-14, 2008 - Hurricane Ike

Category 2 storm

Path includes Turk and Caicos Islands, Cuba, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

$29.5 billion in damages

72 people in the U.S reported killed, 83 in the Caribbean.

October 15-25, 2005 - Hurricane Wilma

Category 3 storm

Makes landfall near Marco Island, Florida.

$21 billion in damages

At least 19 fatalities in the Caribbean and Mexico and at least 26 in Florida.

September 20 -24, 2005 - Hurricane Rita

Category 3 storm

Makes landfall in Louisiana

$12 billion in damages

At least 54 fatalities in Texas

August 25-29, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina

Category 3 storm. Hits Florida as a Category 1. Hits Grand Isle, LA as a Category 3.

Path includes Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

$108 billion in damages

Death toll is over 1,723

September 2-24, 2004 - Hurricane Ivan

Category 5 storm

Affected areas include Grenada, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Tobago and Barbados.

Damages over $18.8 billion

Death toll 25 in the U.S.

August 25 -Sept. 8, 2004 - Hurricane Frances

Category 2 storm

Affected areas include Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas.

Damage estimated to be $9.5 billion

Death toll 7 in the U.S.

August 9-15, 2004 - Hurricane Charley

Category 4 storm

Path includes Grand Cayman Islands, Cuba, Florida and South Carolina.

Preliminary damage figures over $15 billion

10 dead in the U.S.

August 16-28, 1992 - Hurricane Andrew

Category 5 storm (reclassified in 2002). Originally believed to be a Category 4.

Path includes northwestern Bahamas, the southern Florida peninsula, and south-central Louisiana.

$26.5 billion in damages

Death toll directly attributed to Andrew is 25 in the U.S.

September 10-22, 1989 - Hurricane Hugo

Category 4 storm

Path includes the Caribbean Islands (Puerto Rico), South Carolina, and North Carolina.

$7 billion in damages

Death toll is 26 in the U.S.

DIRECT HITS BY HURRICANES TO U.S. MAINLAND 1851 - 2010: CATEGORY 5: 3 CATEGORY 4: 18 CATEGORY 3: 76 CATEGORY 2: 74 CATEGORY 1: 113 TOTAL: 284

Major hurricanes (Categories 3, 4, 5): 97

The 10 Deadliest Hurricanes in the United States - 1851-2010: Name and/or Place - Year - Category - Deaths 1. Galveston, TX - 1900 - 4 - 8,000+ 2. Southeastern FL - 1928 - 4 - 2,500 3. Hurricane Katrina - 2005 - 3 - 1,723 4. Louisiana - 1893 - 4 - 1100-1400 5. South Carolina/Georgia - 1893 - 3 - 1000-1200 6. Georgia/South Carolina - 1881 - 2 - 700 7. Hurricane Audrey - 1957 - 4 - 416 8. Florida Keys - 1935 - 5 - 408 9. Louisiana - 1856 - 4 - 400 10. Florida - 1926 - 4 - 372

The Costliest Hurricanes In The United States - 1900-2010: NOT ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION Name - Year - Category - Damage 1. Katrina - 2005 - 3 - $108 billion 2. Ike - 2008 - 2 - $29.5 billion 3. Andrew - 1992 - 5 - $26.5 billion 4. Wilma - 2005 - 3 - $21billion 5. Ivan - 2004 - 3 - $18.8 billion 6. Charley - 2004 - 4 - $15.1billion 7. Rita - 2005 - 3 - $12 billion 8. Frances - 2004 - 2 - $9.5 billion 9. Allison - 2001 - TS - $9 billion 10. Jeanne - 2004 - 3 - $7.7 billion

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