Top 4 Most Damaging Hurricanes In History

It can rip grass off a soccer field, flip cars into the air, and flood your whole street! This thing is a hurricane. The Top 4 hurricanes don’t go above category 4. This is because the areas they hit were not prepared for the extreme winds and major flooding of some of the deadliest hurricanes in US history!

1) This hurricane was witnessed before 1950, therefore not being named.
HIT- Galveston Texas
CATEGORY- 4
DATE- Sept 8th 1900
DEATHS- about 8000
WIND SPEED- 135 mph
STORM SURGE- 15 feet

2)This hurricane was witnessed before 1950, therefore not being named.
HIT- Lake Okeechobee Florida
CATEGORY- 4
DATE- Sept 16th1928
DEATHS- 2,500
WIND SPEED- 160 mph
STORM SURGE- 10 feet

3)Hurricane Katrina
HIT- Louisiana
CATEGORY- 3
DATE- Aug 29th 2005
DEATHS- 1,800
WIND SPEED- 126 mph
STORM SURGE-30 feet

4)This hurricane was witnessed before 1950, therefore not being named.
HIT- Florida Keys + SW Texas
CATEGORY- 4
DATE- 1919
DEATHS- 600
WIND SPEED- 155mph
STORM SURGE- 12 feet

TERRAIN DAMAGE

flickr:1318429461 found at: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=hurricane%20damage%20gua.&w=all

WATER SURGES

flickr:1648916860 found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/courtneyplatt/1648916860/

WIND DAMAGE

flickr:2125198179 found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21526500@N07/2125198179/

This is some of the damage that hurricanes can do.

JLF

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License