This Is the Deadliest Storm in U.S. History, According to Data

Hurricanes have causes destruction to the U.S. since the 1800s. These are the worst.

Just last month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) publicly predicted an "above-normal" Atlantic hurricane season for 2021. Forecasters from the government organization's Climate Prediction Center said they believe there to be a 60 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 30 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a 10 percent chance of a below-normal season. With that in mind, we took a look back at the 10 deadliest storms in U.S. history, gathered by U.S. News & World Report, using data from NOAA. Read on to see the damage done from these deadly storms.

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Florida Keys Hurricane

Aftermath of 1935 Florida Keys Hurricane
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  • Location: Florida Keys
  • Year: 1935
  • Storm category: 5
  • Estimated number of deaths: 408

9
Hurricane Audrey

Hurricane Audrey
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  • Location: Texas and Louisiana
  • Year: 1957
  • Storm category: 4
  • Estimated number of deaths: 416

8
New England Hurricane

New England Hurricane 1938
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  • Location: New York and Connecticut
  • Year: 1938
  • Storm category: 3
  • Estimated number of deaths: 600

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7
Atlantic-Gulf Hurricane

Grotto memorial for Hurricanes in Florida since 1919
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  • Location: Florida and Texas
  • Year: 1919
  • Storm category: 4
  • Estimated number of deaths: 600

6
Georgia-South Carolina Hurricane

Hurricane Hazel
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  • Location: Georgia and South Carolina
  • Year: 1881
  • Storm category: 2
  • Estimated number of deaths: 700

5
Sea Islands Hurricane

Savannah, Georgia 1800s
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  • Location: Georgia and South Carolina
  • Year: 1893
  • Storm category: 3
  • Estimated number of deaths: 1,000

4
The Cheniere Caminada Hurricane

Hurricane weather Louisiana
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  • Location: Louisiana
  • Year: 1893
  • Storm category: 4
  • Estimated number of deaths: 1,100

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3
Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina
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  • Location: Louisiana and Mississippi
  • Year: 2005
  • Storm category: 3
  • Estimated number of deaths: At least 1,800

2
Okeechobee Hurricane

1928 Okeechobee Hurricane
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  • Location: Florida
  • Year: 1928
  • Storm category: 4
  • Estimated number of deaths: 2,500 to 3,000

1
Galveston Hurricane

Galveston Hurricane 1900
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  • Location: Texas
  • Year: 1900
  • Storm category: Texas
  • Estimated number of deaths: 8,000 to 12,000

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