Deadliest US hurricanes

We're deep into the Atlantic hurricane season, and 2013 has already seen several named storms. As coastal communities ready themselves for a predicted active season, we take a look back on the 15 deadliest hurricanes to make landfall on the continental U.S. since 1900.

Text by Chelsea Lin | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Jul 21, 2014 12:12PM
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Realizing that the town you live in has had hurricanes before, one should  have an underground basement for catastrophes like hurricanes, tornadoes,etc.  God Bless those who have  been killed from said mishaps.
Jul 4, 2014 1:01PM
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Missed Andrew the most powerful storm ever to US Soil
Jun 22, 2014 9:25AM
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I take hurricane warnings very seriously. For example, just one warning is sufficient for me to scurry to my underground bunker here in Kansas.
Jun 17, 2014 10:17AM
Jun 17, 2014 8:05AM
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the 400 people that died during Audrey were from a small populated community and most everyone lost a family member, neighbor or best friend... I was in the first grade and lost my two best friends ... our next door neighbor's (the whole family of 11 perished) house was breaking up and the Father must have tied each one in the tree but the surge uprooted the tree...  Most people were going to leave early in the morning for cover but Audrey sped up its forward movement and caught them in bed... (back in those days the weather News TV was shut down around 10 pm)
Jun 3, 2014 11:44AM
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I Tripped And Fell In A Puddle Once... The Splash Was Huge!
Jun 1, 2014 5:11PM
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It will be six years since Ike hit us here in Galveston. I stayed for the last one out of curiosity, I will be leaving if another one comes.

It's not the actual storm that is so bad. it is the days and weeks after that weigh on you.

Jun 1, 2014 2:20PM
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I have been thru 4 hurricanes but I think Camille was the strongest in the shortest amount of time ... it kicked our butts for 12 hours...
Feb 20, 2014 1:06PM
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I along with my family rode out Audrey in the attic of my grandfather's house on Pecan Island.
Being very young, I remember only the darkness of the attic. We made it threw where others were not so lucky. Thank goodness for the line of trees that stopped us from sweeping into White Lake.
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