The Top Five Deadliest Hurricanes Those Hit Chicago
Throughout history, many devastating hurricanes have hit the United States, ranging from Maine to Texas. There has been a wide range of destruction caused by these storms, from wind damage to flooding to injuries and deaths to, in extreme cases, catastrophic damage.
We witness people and communities banding together to pick up the pieces despite this kind of occurrence’s difficulties. Occasionally, a storm will become the deadliest, most substantial, most expensive, or most destructive in recorded history.
Galveston Hurricane of 1900
As far as natural disasters go, the “Great” Galveston Hurricane of 1900 was the deadliest to hit the United States. On September 8, 1900, it made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 145 miles per hour. Initially, a tropical storm originated from the Florida strait and rapidly strengthened into a hurricane after passing over Cuba.
Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928
The Okeechobee Hurricane was one of the deadliest and most damaging storms to hit the United States. The tropical cyclone formed on September 6, 1928, off the coast of Africa, and by day’s end, it had strengthened into a tropical storm.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast in 2005, destroying everything in its path. Regarding the cost of damage and loss of life, Katrina is the costliest natural disaster and the third deadliest storm in US history.
Miami Hurricane of 1926
On September 18, 1926, the Category 4 Hurricane of 1926 made landfall in Miami.A combination of the hurricane’s destruction and the Great Depression wreaked havoc on Florida’s economy. It was in the 1940s that the state began to recover fully.
Hurricane Andrew, 1992
In August 1992, this Category 5 hurricane devastated South Florida and the Gulf Coast. Andrew, a tropical storm, formed on August 16 in the eastern Atlantic and then spent the next week slowly making its way westward without showing any indications of strengthening.