Hurricane Statistics Fast Facts

Here's a look at ...

Posted: Sep 1, 2018 1:28 AM
Updated: Sep 1, 2018 1:28 AM

Here's a look at hurricane statistics.

Notable Hurricanes in Recent US History:
September 16-30, 2017 - Hurricane Maria

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

$90 billion in damage.

The official death toll after the storm was 64 in Puerto Rico but investigations by CNN and other news organizations indicate there may have been more than 1,000 storm-related fatalities on the island.

The Puerto Rican government raised Maria's death toll from 64 to 2,975 after a report on storm fatalities was published in August 2018 by researchers at George Washington University.

Earlier, an academic report published in the New England Journal of Medicine estimated 4,645 people died during the storm and its aftermath. The article's authors called Puerto Rico's official death toll of 64 a "substantial underestimate." However, the death toll cited in the article was a midpoint estimate based on a limited survey of 3,299 households. The survey indicated that the number of people who died in the storm's wake could range from 793 to 8,498.

Additionally, 31 people were killed in Dominica. Deaths were also reported in St. Thomas, the Dominican republic and Haiti.

Massive damage to the aging electrical grid led to widespread outages that stretched on for months.

August 30-September 12, 2017 - Hurricane Irma

Category 5 storm. Made seven landfalls, including four as a Category 5 hurricane across islands in the northern Caribbean. Hit the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm and made landfall in southwestern Florida as a Category 3 storm.

$50 billion in damage.

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

About six million Florida residents were evacuated ahead of the storm.

August 17-September 1, 2017 - Hurricane Harvey

Category 4 storm. Made landfall near Corpus Christi as a Category 4 hurricane and churned along the Texas coast for four days, causing devastating flooding. Its remnants later made another landfall in southwestern Louisiana.

It set a record for the most rainfall from a single storm in the US, with 51 inches of rain recorded in areas of Texas. An estimated 27 trillion gallons of water fell over Texas and Louisiana during a six-day period.

$125 billion in damage.

At least 68 direct storm-related fatalities were reported in Texas, the highest hurricane death toll in the state since 1919.

October 22-29, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy

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

Path included Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, and New Jersey and New York coastlines.

$65 billion in damage.

An extraordinarily large storm, with a measured diameter of 870 nautical miles.

At least 147 deaths, including 72 in the United States, 54 in Haiti, 11 in Cuba, 3 in the Dominican Republic, 2 in the Bahamas, 1 in Canada, 1 in Jamaica, 1 in Puerto Rico and 2 maritime deaths.

August 21-September 1, 2012 - Hurricane Isaac

Category 1 storm

Path included Haiti, Cuba, southern Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana.

$2.8 billion in estimated damage

Death toll directly attributed to Isaac was 34: 5 in the US, 24 in Haiti and 5 in the Dominican Republic

August 20-29, 2011 - Hurricane Irene

Category 3 storm. Made landfall in eastern North Carolina as a Category 1.

$13.5 billion in estimated damage

Death toll directly attributed to Irene was 49: 41 in the US, 5 in the Dominican Republic and 3 in Haiti

October 29-November 7, 2010 - Hurricane Tomas

Category 2 storm. Hit St. Lucia as a Category 1.

Affected areas included St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, Curacao, and Haiti.

About $336 million in damage

Death toll of 44 in the Lesser and Greater Antilles

September 1-14, 2008 - Hurricane Ike

Category 4 storm. Made landfall over the Turks and Caicos Islands as a Category 4. Hit Galveston Island, Texas as a Category 2.

Path included Turks and Caicos Islands, Cuba, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

$30 billion in damage

Estimated death toll was 103 across Hispaniola, Cuba and the US Gulf Coast

October 15-25, 2005 - Hurricane Wilma

Category 3 storm. Made landfall over Cozumel, Mexico as a Category 4. Made landfall near Marco Island, Florida as a Category 3.

$19 billion in damage

Death toll directly attributed to Wilma was 23: 5 in the US, 12 in Haiti, 4 in Mexico, 1 in Jamaica and 1 in the Bahamas

September 20-24, 2005 - Hurricane Rita

Category 5 storm. Made landfall in Louisiana/Texas as a Category 3.

$18.5 billion in damage

Death toll directly attributed to Rita was 7

August 25-29, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina

Category 3 storm. Hit Florida as a Category 1. Hit Grand Isle, LA as a Category 3.

Path included Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

$125 billion in damage

Death toll in the US was 1,833

September 2-24, 2004 - Hurricane Ivan

Category 5 storm. Hit Grenada as a Category 4.

Affected areas included Grenada, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Tobago and Barbados.

$20.5 billion in damage

Death toll directly attributed to Ivan was 92: 25 in the US, 39 in Grenada, 17 in Jamaica, 4 in the Dominican Republic, 3 in Venezuela, 2 in the Cayman Islands, 1 in Tobago and 1 in Barbados

August 25-September 8, 2004 - Hurricane Frances

Category 2 storm

Affected areas included Florida, Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas.

Damage estimated to be $9.8 billion

Death toll directly attributed to Frances was 7: 6 in the US and 1 in the Bahamas

August 9-15, 2004 - Hurricane Charley

Category 4 storm. Made landfall in Cuba as a Category 3. Hit Florida as a Category 4.

Path included Grand Cayman Islands, Cuba, Florida and South Carolina.

$16 billion in damage

Death toll directly attributed to Charley was 15: 10 in the US, 4 in Cuba and 1 in Jamaica

August 16-28, 1992 - Hurricane Andrew

Category 5 storm (reclassified in 2002). Originally believed to be a Category 4.

Path included northwestern Bahamas, the southern Florida peninsula, and south-central Louisiana.

$27 billion in damage

Death toll directly attributed to Andrew was 26: 23 in the US and 3 in the Bahamas

September 10-22, 1989 - Hurricane Hugo

Category 5 storm. Made landfall in both the Leeward Islands and later South Carolina as a Category 4.

Path included the Caribbean Islands (Puerto Rico), South Carolina, and North Carolina.

$9 billion in damage

Death toll directly attributed to Hugo was 50: 21 in the US, 5 in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and 24 more in the Caribbean

Direct Hits by Hurricanes to US Mainland 1851-2017:
CATEGORY 5: 3
CATEGORY 4: 24
CATEGORY 3: 64
CATEGORY 2: 80
CATEGORY 1: 121
TOTAL: 292

Major hurricanes (Categories 3, 4, 5): 91

The Ten Deadliest Hurricanes in the Mainland United States - 1851-2010:
(The government began naming storms in 1953)
Place - Year - Category - Deaths
1. Galveston, TX - 1900 - 4 - 8,000+
2. Southeastern FL - 1928 - 4 - 2,500
3. Louisiana/Mississippi (Katrina) - 2005 - 3 - 1,200*
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

*Only includes direct deaths in southeast LA and MS. The National Hurricane Center estimates 1,833 total direct and indirect fatalities for AL, FL, GA, LA and MS.

The 10 Costliest Hurricanes and Tropical/Post-Tropical Storms in the United States - 1900-2017:
NOT ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION
Name - Year - Category or Type - Damage
1. Katrina - 2005 - 3 - $125 billion (tied)
1. Harvey - 2017 - 4 - $125 billion (tied)
3. Maria - 2017 - 5 - $90 billion
4. Sandy - 2012 - Post-Tropical - $65 billion
5. Irma - 2017 - 5 - $50 billion
6. Ike - 2008 - 2 - $30 billion
7. Andrew - 1992 - 5 - $27 billion
8. Ivan - 2004 - 3 - $20.5 billion
9. Wilma - 2005 - 3 - $19 billion
10. Rita - 2005 - 3 - $18.5 billion

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 666516

Reported Deaths: 12726
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Lake48687890
Allen36102644
Hamilton32445398
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Elkhart25510420
Vanderburgh21326382
Tippecanoe20220205
Johnson16466363
Porter16068281
Hendricks15944302
Clark12060182
Madison11799323
Vigo11685234
Monroe10419164
Delaware9891179
LaPorte9831199
Howard9112201
Kosciusko8597111
Bartholomew7522147
Hancock7462134
Warrick7451153
Floyd7263173
Wayne6661192
Grant6462158
Boone616691
Morgan6129128
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Cass5485100
Marshall5451105
Henry542995
Noble513178
Jackson465567
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Harrison403265
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Miami358263
Knox357885
Whitley351238
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Steuben340055
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Ohio Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 977736

Reported Deaths: 17501
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Marion8020127
Wayne7933199
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Hancock6030121
Scioto600488
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Lawrence527586
Union516341
Darke5052116
Belmont4999137
Huron4859108
Jefferson4836137
Sandusky4798112
Washington474396
Seneca4734111
Athens466149
Mercer459781
Auglaize456582
Shelby442679
Knox4054105
Putnam400593
Madison395455
Fulton383161
Ashland382683
Brown374852
Defiance373788
Crawford360098
Logan357373
Preble353987
Clinton342455
Highland328451
Ottawa325371
Williams303568
Jackson291846
Champaign290949
Guernsey288845
Perry271148
Fayette269943
Morrow261437
Henry247861
Hardin247359
Holmes244497
Coshocton240756
Van Wert230157
Gallia223938
Adams218239
Pike217228
Wyandot212450
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Carroll182143
Paulding161034
Meigs136031
Noble129233
Monroe117237
Morgan102120
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