Quick Answer: What Are The 5 Deadliest Hurricanes?

These are the five deadliest hurricanes in American history:

  • The Great Galveston Storm (1900) The deadliest storm in American history, the Galveston hurricane killed 8,000 to 12,000 people.
  • Hurricane Maria (2017)
  • The Okeechobee Hurricane (1928)
  • Hurricane Katrina (2005)
  • The Chenière Caminada Hurricane (1893)

How many Category 5 hurricanes have hit the US?

A total of 34 recorded tropical cyclones have reached Category 5 strength on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale in the Atlantic Ocean north of the equator, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.

What are the top five worst hurricanes?

The 10 Worst Hurricanes of All Time

  1. Typhoon Nina.
  2. The Great Hurricane. Barbados, 1780.
  3. Galveston Hurricane. Galveston, TX, 1900.
  4. Hurricane Katrina. Gulf Coast U.S., New Orleans, 2005.
  5. Labor Day Hurricane. Florida Keys, 1935.
  6. Hurricane Ike. Cuba and Texas Gulf coast, 2008.
  7. Hurricane Harvey. Southeast Texas, 2017.
  8. Hurricane Andrew. The Bahamas and Florida, 1992.

What was the worst hurricane to hit the United States?

The Galveston hurricane of 1900 is the deadliest natural disaster to strike the United States.

What are the 3 worst hurricanes?

The Top 3 Worst Hurricanes of the Last 20 Years

  • Hurricane Katrina – 2005. The Category 5 Hurricane Katrina by far tops this list.
  • Hurricane Sandy – 2012. If you were on the East Coast of the United States in October of 2012, you definitely felt at least some effects of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Hurricane Ike.