A Hurricane is a rapidly-rotating storm system which has a low-pressure center and brings along thunderstorms with it. It usually originates from the Atlantic Ocean and Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean. Hurricanes are devastating. Broken debris, and even dead bodies, are found after its rampage.
America has seen how immense the destruction caused by hurricanes is. Here are the five deadliest hurricanes that left America in extreme shock and sorrow:
Fifth: 1893 Sea Islands Hurricane
On August 23, 1983 a massive storm surge hit Savannah, Georgia. The hurricane also made horrendous damages in Beaufort, South Carolina. This hurricane spawned during the so-called 1893 Atlantic hurricane season. The hurricane was formed somewhere in Cape Verde. From then on, the winds constantly went stronger. Official estimations say that more or less 2000 lives were lost and $1 million worth of property were destroyed.
Fourth: 1893 ChenièreCaminada hurricane
This is also known as the Great October Storm. The said hurricane was first spotted circling around the Caribbean Sea. After crossing the Yucatan Peninsula, the winds surged from 95 mph until it reached the maximum of 135 mph. When it reached the Louisiana coast, the US authorities declared it as level 4. This hurricane wiped ChenièreCaminada off the map.
The Great October Storm killed at least 2000 people and caused $5 million worth of damages.
Third: 2005 Hurricane Katrina
For the record, this is the costliest among the five. The hurricane cost the American people at least $108 billion worth of infrastructures and properties. The storm watch started when Hurricane Katrina is approaching Vero Beach, Florida for landfall on August 24. The strongest winds recorded reached up to 175 mph. There were at least 1,836 casualties estimated.
Second: 1928 Okeechobee hurricane
Also dubbed as the San Felipe Segundo hurricane. This hurricane developed in the coast of West Africa. It lasted for 15 days, from September 6 to 20. The maximum winds reached 160 mph. Both residential and commercial areas were damaged. The estimated death toll was at least 4000 and the damages reached up to $100 million.
First: 1900 Galveston hurricane
At category 4, this disaster is the greatest hurricane that ever hit America. With winds of 145 mph, the hurricane made its landfall in Galveston, Texas. The disaster only happened in a day but it killed 6,000 to 12,000 people.
We were powerless. No human can dissolve nor cancel hurricanes. The power that is left to humanity is recuperation and preparation.
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