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Which U.S. Hurricanes Have Caused The Most Deaths?

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Which U.S. Hurricanes Have Caused The Most Deaths?

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Posted October 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM (Answer #1)

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The ten deadliest United States hurricanes are listed below.

Hurricane Year Deaths
1. Texas (Galveston) 1900 6,000
2. Florida (Lake Okeechobee) 1928 1,836
3. Florida (Keys/S. Texas) 1919 600-900+
4. New England 1938 600
5. Florida (Keys) 1935 408
6. Audrey (Louisiana/Texas) 1957 390
7. Northeast U.S. 1944 390
8. Louisiana (Grand Isle) 1909 350
9. Louisiana (New Orleans) 1915 275
10. Texas (Galveston) 1915 275

Source: The Public Health Consequences of Disasters 1989, p. 35.

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