What was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history?

What was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history?

Sunday, September 10, 2017

5:26 PM

What was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history?

· Great Miami Hurricane 1926

· Hurricane Andrew 1992

· Hurricane Katrina in 2005

· The Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900

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Answer: The Great Galveston Hurricane was a Category 4 storm, with winds of up to 145 mph per hour, which made landfall on September 8, 1900, in Galveston, Texas, leaving about 6,000 to 12,000 dead. It was the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history. Unfortunately for the residents of Galveston, meteorology was far from an exact science at the end of the 19th century, and they received little warning about the storm’s strength. Even if one uses the low estimate of 6,000 victims, this storm remains the deadliest ever to hit the United States.

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