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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Mon 12:36 PM
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LEST WE FORGET. THE GREATEST DISASTER IN ALL OF HISTORY WAS CAUSED BY ALL GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD. IT'S BEEN REPORTED OVER 600,000,000 HUMANS HAVE BEEN MURDERED SINCE RECORDED HISTORY AND THEN SOME.
Aug 10, 2014 7:53PM
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There are SEVERAL that are not listed here. Most of these are OLDER. They date back to the 1900's. More recent storms are not listed at , all.


Aug 10, 2014 1:10PM
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the forgotten one the worst least talkedabout few deaths and lucky were it hit the texas coast I was 11 years old very scared sounded a wrecking ball hitting our brick home ,once in awhile the weather center will mention it CARLA oh by the way in port Lavaca texas they have the water mark 22 foot storm surge don't take that w/a grain of salt its the highest of any hurricane


Aug 10, 2014 12:51PM
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hurricane Carla cat 5+ 150+ winds gusts in excess of 200 mph least talked about 1961 monetary damage  not that great and also because it was in texas it was the 5th worst hurricane sice records were kept
Aug 3, 2014 2:19PM
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For the Labor Day Hurricane, 300 miles an hour is a gross exaggeration. Maximum sustained winds were 160.  It did have the lowest barometric pressure of any hurricane to hit the US, around 26.3  mm hg.
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
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