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Here are the hurricane statistics.

From August 26 to September 1, 2021 – Hurricane Ida

Category 4 storm. It first made landfall in Cuba as a Category 1 hurricane and hit the Louisiana coast near Port Fourchon as a Category 4 hurricane.

The storm directly caused at least 55 deaths in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Connecticut.

October 7 to 11, 2018 – Hurricane Michael

Category 5 storm. He landed in Florida near Mexico Beach and Tyndall Air Force Base.

The hurricane was designated as a Category 4 storm when it made landfall in Florida, but a post-storm analysis revealed that winds reached 160 mph, prompting the National Hurricane Center to upgrade. It is rare for a Category 5 storm to directly hit the continental United States.

The storm’s atmospheric pressure at landfall was 919 millibars, the third lowest pressure recorded by a hurricane in the United States in modern times.

The town of Mexico Beach was destroyed by the storm. Of the 1,692 buildings in the town, 1,584 buildings were damaged, of which 809 were destroyed. At Tyndall Air Force Base, all buildings on the complex were reported damaged.

The storm directly caused at least 16 deaths in Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.

From September 16 to 30, 2017 – Hurricane Maria

Category 5 storm. It made landfall on the island of Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane and hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane.

The death toll in Puerto Rico after the storm was 64, but investigations by CNN and other news organizations indicated there could be more than 1,000 storm-related deaths on the island.

Puerto Rico’s government raised Maria’s death toll from 64 to 2,975 in August 2018 after George Washington University researchers published a report on the storm’s death toll.

Earlier, an academic report published in the New England Journal of Medicine estimated that 4,645 people died during and after the storm. The authors of the article called the official figure of 64 dead in Puerto Rico a “significant underestimate.” However, the number of deaths cited in the article was a median estimate based on a limited survey of 3,299 households. The survey indicated that the death toll from the storm could range from 793 to 8,498.

In addition, 31 people died in Dominica as a result of the storm. There were also deaths in Santo Tomas, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Three people drowned in rip currents off the coast of New Jersey and a fourth drowned in Florida.

Extensive damage to the aging power grid caused widespread outages that lasted for months.

From August 30 to September 12, 2017 Hurricane Irma

Category 5 storm. Seven made landfall, including four as Category 5 hurricanes across the northern Caribbean islands. It hit the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm and made landfall in Southwest Florida as a Category 3 storm.

More than six million Florida residents were ordered to evacuate ahead of the storm.

Irma directly caused at least 47 deaths in the Caribbean islands and the southeastern United States.

From August 17 to September 1, 2017 Hurricane Harvey

Category 4 storm. It first made landfall in Rockport, Texas as a Category 4 hurricane and traveled along the Texas coast for four days, causing severe flooding. Its remains later made landfall in southwest Louisiana.

It set a record for the most rainfall by a tropical cyclone in the continental United States, with 51 inches of rain in areas of Texas. 27 trillion gallons of water fell over Texas and Louisiana in six days.

At least 68 storm-related deaths have been reported in Texas, the state’s highest hurricane death toll since 1919.

October 22 to 29, 2012 – Hurricane Sandy

Category 3 storm. Landed in Cuba as Category 2. Hit New Jersey as a post-tropical cyclone.

The route included Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba and the coasts of New Jersey and New York.

An extremely large storm with tropical storm force winds 870 nautical miles in diameter.

At least 147 direct deaths, including 72 in the United States, 54 in Haiti, 11 in Cuba, three in the Dominican Republic, two in the Bahamas, one in Canada, one in Jamaica, one in Puerto Rico, and two marine casualties.

From August 21 to September 1, 2012 – Hurricane Isaac

Category 1 storm

The route included Haiti, Cuba, southern Mississippi, and southeastern Louisiana.

Isaac’s direct death toll was estimated at 34 in the United States, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

August 20 to 29, 2011 – Hurricane Irene

Category 3 storm. It landed in eastern North Carolina as a Category 1.

The number of deaths directly attributed to Irene was 48, five in the Dominican Republic, three in Haiti and 40 in the United States.

From October 29 to November 7, 2010 – Hurricane Tomas

Category 2 storm. Free St. Lucia in Category 1.

The affected areas were Saint Lucia, Barbados, Saint Vincent, the Grenadines, Curacao and Haiti.

The death toll in the Greater and Lesser Antilles is 44.

From September 1 to 14, 2008 – Hurricane Ike

Category 4 storm. It landed over the Turks and Caicos Islands as a Category 4. Take Galveston Island, Texas as Category 2.

The route included the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cuba, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

The direct death toll was 103 in Hispaniola, Cuba and the Gulf Coast of the United States.

October 15 to 25, 2005 – Hurricane Wilma

Category 5 storm. He landed in Cozumel (Mexico) in category 4. It later landed off Cape Romano, Florida as a Category 3.

The number of deaths directly attributed to Wilma was 23, five in the United States, 12 in Haiti, four in Mexico, one in Jamaica and one in the Bahamas.

September 20 to 24, 2005 – Hurricane Rita

Category 5 storm. Land near the border of Louisiana and Texas was designated as Category 3.

The number of deaths directly attributed to Rita was seven.

August 25 to 29, 2005 – Hurricane Katrina

Category 5 storm. Hit Florida as Category 1. Hit Buras, Louisiana as Category 3.

The route included Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

The number of direct and indirect deaths in the United States was 1,833.

From September 2 to 24, 2004 – Hurricane Ivan

Category 5 storm. Release Grenada as Category 3.

The affected areas have been the Gulf Coast of the United States, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and the Caribbean islands.

The number of deaths directly attributed to Ivan was 92, 25 in the United States, 39 in Grenada, 17 in Jamaica, four in the Dominican Republic, three in Venezuela, two in the Cayman Islands, one in Tobago, and one in Barbados.

From August 25 to September 8, 2004 – Hurricane Frances

Category 3 storm. Treat the Bahamas as a Category 3 storm and Florida as a Category 2 storm.

The affected areas were Florida and the Caribbean islands.

The number of deaths directly attributed to France was seven: six in the United States and one in the Bahamas.

August 9-14, 2004 – Hurricane Charley

Category 4 storm. Landed in Cuba as Category 3. Cross Florida as Category 4.

The route included Grand Cayman, Cuba, Florida and South Carolina.

The number of deaths directly attributed to Charley in the United States was 10.

August 16 to 28, 1992 – Hurricane Andrew

Category 5 storm (reclassified in 2005). It was originally thought to be category 4.

The route included the northwestern Bahamas, Florida and Louisiana.

The number of direct deaths was 26: 23 in the United States and three in the Bahamas

From September 10 to 22, 1989 – Hurricane Hugo

Category 5 storm. It arrived in the Leeward Islands and later in South Carolina as a Category 4.

The route included the Caribbean islands (Puerto Rico), South Carolina and North Carolina.

The number of deaths directly attributed to Hugo was 49. 26 of these deaths occurred in the continental United States, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

CATEGORY 5: 4
CATEGORY 4: 26
CATEGORY 3: 62
CATEGORY 2: 86
CATEGORY 1: 123
TOTAL: 301

Major hurricanes between 1851 and 2020 (categories 3, 4, 5): 92

(The government started naming storms in 1953)
Place – Year – Category – Number of direct deaths
1. Galveston, TX – 1900 – 4 – Between 8,000 and 12,000
2. Southeast FL – 1928 – 4 – Between 2,500 and 3,000
3. Louisiana/Mississippi (Katrina) – 2005 – 3 – 1,500
4. Louisiana – 1893 – 4 – 1100-1400
5. South Carolina/Georgia – 1893 – 3 – 1000-1200
6. Georgia/South Carolina – 1881 – 2 – 700
7. Louisiana/Texas (Audrey) – 1957 – 4 – 416
8. Florida Keys – 1935 – 5 – 408
9. Louisiana – 1856 – 4 – 400
10. Florida – 1926 – 4 – 372

based on 2022 Adjusted cost of the Consumer Price Index
Name – Year – Category or Type – Damage
1. Katrina – 2005 – 3 – 180,000 billion dollars
2. Harvey – 2017 – 4 – $143.8 billion
3. Maria – 2017 – 4 – 103.5 billion dollars
4. Sandy – 2012 – 1 – 80,000 billion dollars
5. Ida – 2021 – 4 – 76,500 billion dollars
6. Irma – 2017 – 4 – $57.5 billion
7. Andrew – 1992 – 5 – $54.3 billion
8. Ike – 2008 – 2 – 39 billion dollars
9. Ivan – 2004 – 3 – 30,500 billion dollars
10. Michael – 2018 – 5 – 28 billion dollars