Worst Hurricanes In Last Decade

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IKE 2008
Property damage from Ike as a hurricane is estimated at $19.3 billion.
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WILMA 2005
Twenty-two deaths have been directly attributed to Wilma: 12 in Haiti, 1 in Jamaica, 4 in Mexico and 5 in Florida. The hurricane caused severe damage in northeastern Yucatan, including Cancun and Cozumel, and widespread damage estimated at $16.8 billion in southern Florida.
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RITA 2005
Devastating storm surge flooding and wind damage occurred in southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas with some surge damage occurring in the Florida Keys. Rita was responsible for seven deaths, and it caused damage estimated at $10 billion in the United States.
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KATRINA 2005
Katrina is responsible for approximately 1200 reported deaths, including about 1000 in Louisiana and 200 in Mississippi.
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DENNIS 2005
Dennis caused 42 deaths - 22 in Haiti, 16 in Cuba, three in the United States and one in Jamaica. The damage associated with Dennis in the United States is estimated at $2.23 billion.
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JEANNE 2004
In the United States, damage is estimated to be near $6.9 billion.
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IVAN 2004
U.S. damage for Ivan, which crossed southern Florida, is estimated to be near $14.2 billion, the third largest total on record.
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FRANCES 2004
Frances produced a storm surge of nearly six feet at its Florida east coast landfall and caused widespread heavy rains and associated freshwater flooding over much of the eastern United States, with a maximum reported rainfall of 18.07 inches at Linville Falls, North Carolina. Frances was also associated with an outbreak of over 100 tornadoes throughout the southeastern and mid-Atlantic states.
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CHARLEY 2004
Although ferocious, Charley was a very small hurricane at its Florida landfall. The total U.S. damage is estimated to be near $15 billion, making Charley the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history.
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ISABEL 2003
Isabel was the worst hurricane to affect the Chesapeake Bay region since 1933. The most intense hurricane of the 2003 season directly resulted in 17 deaths and more than $3 billion in damages.
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IRIS 2001
The winds and storm surges of Iris caused severe damage over portions of the southern Belize coast. The storm was responsible for 31 deaths, including 20 in Belize, 8 in Guatemala and 3 in the Dominican Republic. The deaths in Belize occurred when the M/V Wave Dancer capsized in port, killing 20 of the 28 people on board.
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TROPICAL STORM ALLISON 2001
The greatest legacy of the cyclone was the widespread heavy rains and resulting floods along the entire path of the cyclone. Houston, Texas, was the worst affected area, as the Port of Houston reported 36.99 inches and several other locations reported more than 30 inches. The storm also spawned 23 tornadoes. Allison was responsible for 41 deaths and at least $5 billion in damage in the United States, making it the deadliest and costliest U.S. tropical storm of record.
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