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Strikes by Major Hurricanes On The U.S. Coastline

Two Category V Hurricanes Have Hit US States this Century

  • Hurricane Camille 1969 - Mississippi and Louisiana
  • Unnamed Hurricane: 1935 - Florida Keys

Fifteen Category IV Hurricanes Have Hit US States this Century

  • Hurricane Iniki September 1992 Hawaiian island of Kauai; about $1.8 billion damage; 7 deaths. FEMA Costs from President's Disaster Relief Fund: $259.7 million.
  • Hurricane Andrew August 1992 Florida and Louisiana; approximately $27.0 billion damage; 58 deaths. FEMA Costs from President's Disaster Relief Fund: $1.844 billion.
  • Hurricane Hugo September 1989 South and North Carolina after hitting Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; more than $9.0 billion damage (about $7.1 billion in Carolinas); 86 deaths (57--U.S. mainland, 29--U.S. Islands). FEMA Costs from President's Disaster Relief Fund: $1.334 billion.
  • Hurricane Carla 1961 - Texas
  • Hurricane Donna 1960 - West Coast of Florida
  • Hurricane Hazel 1954 - North Carolina/Virginia
  • Hurricane Audrey 1957 - Louisiana
  • Unnamed Hurricanes:

1947 - Texas/Southwest Louisiana

  1. 1932 - East Texas
  2. 1926 - South Florida
  3. 1919 - Florida Keys
  4. 1919- Texas
  5. 1915 - Texas
  6. 1915 - Southeast Louisiana
  7. 1905 - Southeast Louisiana

Information Source: FEMA and NOAA's National Climatic Data Center

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