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Top 10 Scariest Hurricanes That Will Make You Never Leave Your House Again

The strongest 10 hurricanes in the history of mankind

10 on our list hurricane Harvey arrived in the United States as a category 4 storm in August of 2017 it was the first hurricane in more than 10 years that actually made it to the continental US Harvey's winds reached 130 miles per hour and one of the city's most devastated by it was the fourth largest city in America Houston Texas Harvey stuck in the area for several days jumping up to 50 inches or 127 centimeters of water which is a heck of a lot of rain in a place where the average yearly rainfall is about the same amount the flooding in Houston was so bad it was one of the worst natural disasters Texas has ever seen 13,000 people needed to be rescued 30,000 were displaced by the flood and at least 82 people lost their lives in Texas estimated damage to Texas and several surrounding states like Louisiana Tennessee and Alabama was an estimated 121 billion dollars making it the second most expensive storm in American history after Hurricane Katrina.

Top 10 Scariest Hurricanes That Will Make You Never Leave Your House Again
9 hurricane sandy also known as superstorm sandy Hurricane Sandy did a number on several countries like Cuba Haiti and Jamaica before making her way up to the US mainland by the time she reached the u.s. sandy had weakened to a post-tropical cyclone but she was still strong enough to kick the crap out of New York City I was living in New York when Hurricane Sandy hit and the flooding was insane I remember going down the subway steps and seeing water come all the way up the steps storm surges were more than 13 feet tall parts of Manhattan were completely underwater and many people didn't have power for days sandy destroyed around 650,000 homes and claimed the lives of 117 people in u.s. an additional 69 people from Canada and the Caribbean lost their lives and Sandy caused about 65 billion dollars in damage moving.
Top 10 Scariest Hurricanes That Will Make You Never Leave Your House Again
8 Hurricane Katrina definitely couldn't do this list without Katrina she was a category 5 hurricane that originated in the Bahamas before walloping the historic city New Orleans Katrina claimed the lives of at least eighteen hundred and thirty-six people and she was one of the deadliest hurricanes on record Katrina also caused a ton of damage to the homes and infrastructure in New Orleans in Mississippi beachfront towns bones and casino barges smashed into buildings entire houses and cars were pushed inland and the water reached six to twelve miles inland from the beach in New Orleans 80% of the city was flooded making transportation and communication next to impossible tens of thousands of people who failed to evacuate were stranded without food water or shelter up to 400,000 people were displaced places like Atlanta and Houston and many of those people never returned to New Orleans total damage 125 billion US and after subsequent investigations it was actually found that the US Army Corp of Engineers who were responsible for building the levees was at fault for the failure of flood control systems but the course ended up not being financially liable because of sovereignty immunity in the Flood Control Act of 1928 many parts of New Orleans are still recovering from the 2005 Hurricane Katrina.
Top 10 Scariest Hurricanes That Will Make You Never Leave Your House Again
7 Hurricane Camille in 1969 a category 5 hurricane that caused extensive damage in Cuba the Yucatan Peninsula Alabama Mississippi Louisiana and the southwestern Midwestern United States Hurricane Camille was one of the only 3 category 5 hurricanes to hit the continental US since 1900 if it weren't for Hurricane Camille we wouldn't have the affair-Simpson hurricane wind scale which is the scale used to rank hurricanes from one to five based on the speed of their winds during Hurricane Camille the Gulf Coast and Virginia experienced 200 mile-per-hour winds and heavy flooding Camille was a volatile storm first she was a top oppression she intensified to a category 2 then she became a category 5 she weakened slightly but then re-intensified into a category 5 Camille ripped apart Mississippi and flattened almost everything in her path along the coast into a pancake Camille caused 1.42 billion in damages worth about nine point seven billion today claimed the lives of 259 people and injured another eight thousand nine hundred and thirty-one 
Top 10 Scariest Hurricanes That Will Make You Never Leave Your House Again
6 Hurricane Maria as if 2017 wasn't bad enough for hurricanes after ARMA Hurricane Maria passed through some of the same areas with wind speeds of 175 miles per hour or 281 kilometers it devastated Dominica Guadeloupe and the US Virgin Islands before it destroyed Puerto Rico by then it had weakened from a category 5 to a category 4 but in August of 2018 an entire year after Maria struck the island the Puerto Rican government reported that just under 3,000 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria damages reached 1.3 1 billion for Dominica and 90 billion for Puerto Rico it was the deadliest storm in Puerto Rican history and it resulted in almost 90% of the island to be without electricity many of the utility poles were knocked over by the storm even by 2018 Puerto Rico still hasn't recovered fully and it left a lasting effect hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans packed their bags and moved to the United States after Maria vowing never to return again halfway there.
Top 10 Scariest Hurricanes That Will Make You Never Leave Your House Again
5 we got Hurricane Wilma the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin and unlucky number 13 of the 2005 season Wilma was part of the 2005 record-breaking hurricane season along with Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Katrina wilma reached land several times the most destructive effects were in the Yucatan Peninsula Cuba and Florida Wilma dropped 23 inches of rain in some areas of Cancun and some reported as much as 64 inches a gymnasium that was being used as a shelter lost its roof resulting in the evacuation of 1,000 people the waves during Emma were as high as eight meters which is tall enough to reach the third floor of many all-inclusive resorts in Mexico when Wilma hit Florida as many as six million people lost power there were 62 reported deaths and 27 point five billion dollars in damage was caused in total making Wilma the costliest hurricane in the history of Mexico Wilma just didn't want to quit she started as a tropical depression in the Caribbean Sea near Jamaica but then Wilma started turning southward and completely exploded with intensification within 24 hours Wilma became a category 5 hurricane reaching wind speeds of 185 miles per hour or 298 kilometers per hour Wilma did a number on several countries and states she smashed through Jamaica Cuba Honduras Belize the Cayman Islands South Florida the Bahamas and then Wilma made her way all the way up to Atlantic Canada and New Brunswick.
Top 10 Scariest Hurricanes That Will Make You Never Leave Your House Again
4 the Labor Day hurricane of 1935 also known as hurricane 3:00 the Labor Day hurricane was the first known category 5 hurricane on record that made its way to the US which is another reason why it doesn't have a name like the other hurricanes on our list the practice of naming hurricanes didn't actually begin until 1953 with winds of 185 miles per hour you did not want to be anywhere near along its path the Florida Keys was hit the hardest the Labor Day hurricane caused a storm surge 18 to 20 feet tall that engulfed the low-lying islands this hurricane ripped apart almost every single building between tabernae and marathon and the entire town of La Mirada was wiped off the map buildings and railroads were wiped away 423 people lost their lives and it caused a hundred million dollars in damage that was a heck of a lot of money in 1935 which was right smack dab in the middle of the Great Depression a hundred million dollars equals about 1.7 billion dollars today America was already a desolate and desperate place during the Great Depression and then the residents of the south had to deal with the destruction of one of the worst hurricanes ever recorded because this hurricane occurred almost a hundred years ago there just wasn't weather tracking technology available there was no such thing as the Doppler radar which predicts where a storm might end up because of this residents in the wake of this hurricane had no idea what was about to happen victims waited for an evacuation train that never arrived because it was literally washed off the train tracks during the hurricane
Top 10 Scariest Hurricanes That Will Make You Never Leave Your House Again
3 Hurricane Gilbert from 1988 this category 5 hurricane wreaked havoc on the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean it originated near the Cape Verde Islands on the west coast of Africa which if you didn't know is where some of the most destructive hurricanes in history are born Gilbert was one of the largest tropical cyclones ever its force winds were 575 miles or almost 1,000 kilometers across in diameter that is one humongous hurricane it completely covered the entire island of Jamaica destroyed 80% of the homes and then moved to the Cayman Islands and Mexico for nine days straight Gilbert tore apart the Caribbean it claimed the lives of 318 people and caused 5.5 billion dollars in damages 28 people died when a human freight ship was thrown by Gilbert into a shrimp boat but Gilbert wasn't done yet oh no sure it weakened in intensity as it crossed into Texas but then it became a series of gigantic tornadoes almost there
Top 10 Scariest Hurricanes That Will Make You Never Leave Your House Again

2 on our list the Galveston Hurricane of the year 1900 if he thought Katrina was bad wait until you get a load of this sucker this hurricane killed anywhere between 6,000 to 12,000 people mostly living in Texas back in September of nineteen hundred the surra Kane is the deadliest hurricane in US history and it was volatile it wasn't even a hurricane until it went past the Florida Keys where it took a sudden sharp turn left and headed straight for Galveston the residents there only had four days to prepare for this hurricane and horrific damage and sued because of that it was only a category four storm but it created a 20-foot storm surge that made it all the way to Oklahoma and Kansas 3600 homes that were supposed to be storm proof were ripped apart 30 million dollars in damage was caused and this was the year 1900 30 million u.s. in the year 1900 is worth about 845 million today the Galveston Hurricane definitely left a lasting impression after the storm the city built a 3.5 mile high seawall that was eventually extended 10 miles and the entire level of the city was raised as much as 16 feet to ensure that a disaster like the Galveston Hurricane could never occur again are you ready for the scariest hurricane on our list this is a bit of a history lesson.
Top 10 Scariest Hurricanes That Will Make You Never Leave Your House Again
1 the great hurricane of 1780 and trust me it definitely lives up to the name this hurricane caused the highest number of deaths ever recorded by a hurricane and it's considered the deadliest hurricane of all time between twenty-two thousand and twenty seven thousand people were estimated to have died as a result of it and many of the people that died were British and American soldiers who were on warships during the Revolutionary War this hurricane happened literally right in the middle of the American Revolution and caused significant losses to the British fleet which actually weakened British control over the Atlantic we don't know a whole lot about this hurricane because surprise 1780 and much of the data wasn't recorded but the storm tore apart several Caribbean islands over the course of six days in October of 1780s to me that the storm could have reached 200 miles per hour easily making it a category 5 storm it made it all the way up to Atlantic Canada so powerful that it ripped the bark off trees at every single house on Barbados was destroyed well guys that was a doozy of a list researching these hurricanes.
Top 10 Scariest Hurricanes That Will Make You Never Leave Your House Again

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