The Five Worst Hurricanes, Cyclones, and Tornadoes in America

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The Five Worst Hurricanes, Cyclones, and Tornadoes in America

America receives cyclones every year, these hit with its formation that is Hurricanes, cyclones, and tornadoes. The damage caused by tornadoes is in billion, the cyclones can be threatening to life and property. Some of the worst hurricanes, cyclones, and tornadoes in U.S. history have been the result of naturally occurring storms.

While others were caused by man-made events such as wars or industrial accidents. According to data, in 2016, 7 hurricanes hit America and took many lives. We will show you the atrocious hurricanes of all time in America read the article below.


Hurricane Harvey was by far one of the most destructive natural disasters to hit Texas. This hurricane took 100 lives, and the speed of the tornado was 130 miles per hour. This is been found that the tornado was category 4. The storm dumped over 20 inches of rain onto Houston—where flooding became an immense problem for residents.

Hurricane Harvey: A Natural and Human-made Disaster | Morningside Center  for Teaching Social Responsibility

In total, Hurricane Harvey caused approximately $125 billion worth of damage. Currently located over southeast Louisiana, Katrina is forecasted to move back inland before weakening further.


The Hurricane came in Florida, this filled 84 people. The Category 4 storm caused flooding up to 10 feet deep and ripped roofs off homes before making its way up to Georgia.

Natural disasters like Hurricane Irma tend to change areas forever – which  can be good or bad | The Independent | The Independent

It did not technically make landfall there but caused some damage nonetheless. According to Brock long, irma is a worst storms ever seen in America history.


Puerto Rico sees more pain and little progress three years after Hurricane  Maria

When it struck Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane on September 20, 2017. Maria was not only the worst storm to hit US soil since 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. This storm came in Atlantic Ocean, the storm caused damage to the island. The most powerful hurricane ever to make landfall in Dominica, Maria killed at least 5 persons on that island before moving onto Puerto Rico. The storm hit Puerto Rico, this did damage to many homes, it hit all trees. Trees were downed due to winds blowing 100 mph or more; bridges collapsed and roads were impassable throughout Puerto Rico island. The road was blocked by landslides.

Hurricane Andrew hit the coast Miami

The hurricane recorded with category 5 storm, it came in 1992. It was a storm with winds over 175 miles per hour. At its peak intensity, it covered most of South Florida with hurricane-force winds. Even though it only lasted a few hours before coming ashore, it caused over $26 billion worth of damage to homes and businesses throughout Florida. This tornado hit Florida which affected 1,500 casualties.

What Hurricane Andrew Did to South Florida in 1992 (PHOTOS) | The Weather  Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel |

Over 50 percent of residential structures suffered major damage or were destroyed entirely. In total 19 million acres were affected by Hurricane Andrew; over 45 thousand people left with no shelter. An estimated 250 thousand people needed food assistance to make up for what they had lost during their time without power.


With winds of 185 miles per hour, Wilma was one of three hurricanes to ever receive a Category 5 ranking. The other two were Gilbert (1988) and Andrew (1992). Wilma hit Florida on October 24th with winds at 175 miles per hour. It caused 22 billion dollars’ worth of damage along its path.

Ten years ago, Hurricane Wilma underwent most extreme intensification in  Atlantic history - The Washington Post

Six people died because of Wilma, including five in Florida. An additional four deaths were reported as indirect results of storm damage. Nearly 200 people were injured during Wilma.

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