10 Most Destructive Hurricanes in World History

Lots and lots of natural havocs occur every year in different parts of the world. While some do not create so much fuss for the local people but some hurricanes turn out to be so much destructive that thousands of lives are taken by them. I am going to list the top 10 of these hurricanes that cause much destruction in the world history.

Destructive Hurricanes in World History

Below is the list of 10 most destructive hurricanes occurred in the world history:

10. Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina was the fifth hurricane of 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season. It is considered as the deadliest hurricanes occurred in the history of United States. It is also considered as the third most intense landfalling tropical cyclone of United States by taking the lives of 1245 people with a total damage of $108 billion.

9. Hurricane Ivan

Hurricane Ivan

Occurred in 2004, this was the 4th hurricane of the year. It does billions of dollars of damage in United States and Caribbean taking lives of 121 people. Hurricane Ivan formed in the early September and became the 10th most intense hurricane ever recorded.

8. Hurricane Andrew

Hurricane Andrew

Occurred in August 1992, Andrew became the most deadliest hurricane of United States of all times. It caused a massive damage in Louisiana and South Florida having the Category 5 intensity. More than 250,000 were left homeless and 44 died in the hurricane.

7. Hurricane Hugo

Hurricane Hugo

This hurricane was the strongest to hit the United States with an intensity of category 4 causing the damage of above $7 billion of property and taking lives of more than 80 people. It was formed on September 9, 1989 near the Cape Verde Island and moved towards Atlantic.

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