Most Devastating and Deadliest Hurricanes in the World

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Hurricane Ian: One of the Worst hit Storms in the history

With devastating gusts, hazardous flooding, and power outages, Hurricane Ian, a powerful Category 4 hurricane, is closing in on the western shore of Florida.


Hurricane Fifi of 1974

Hurricane Fifi, subsequently named Hurricane Orlene, killed more than 8,000 in Honduras in 1974.

Presbyterian Historical Society

Hurricane Mitch 1998

With nearly 11,000 deaths in Central America in 1998, Hurricane Mitch ranks as the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane ever.


Great Hurricane of 1780

An estimated 22,000 people died there between October 10 and October 16 as the hurricane passed across the Lesser Antilles.

Suzzane Adair

Hurricane Maria 2017

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria struck Dominica, Saint Croix, and Puerto Rico. It is the worst natural disaster ever to hit those islands.

New Scientist

Hurricane Harvey 2017

Hurricane Harvey, a dangerous Category 4 storm, devastated Texas and Louisiana in August 2017, causing devastating flooding and more than 100 fatalities.

World Vision and CNN

Hurricane Katrina 2005

A powerful and deadly Category 5 Atlantic hurricane, devastated the region, particularly New Orleans and the surrounding areas, with over 1,800 fatalities and $125 billion in damage.

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