Deadliest mainland U.S. tropical cyclones and hurricanes from 1851-2012

This statistic shows the deadliest mainland U.S. tropical cyclones and hurricanes causing 25 or greater deaths from 1851 to 2012. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused about 1,200 deaths in the United States.

The deadliest mainland U.S. tropical cyclones and hurricanes causing 50 or greater deaths from 1851 to 2012

StateNumber of deaths
Texas (1900)*8,000
Florida (1928)*2,500
Katrina - Southeast Louisiana/Mississippi (2005)1,500
Louisiana (1893)*1,100
South Carolina, Georgia (1893)*1,000
South Carolina, Georgia (1881)700
Audrey - Southwest Louisiana, North Texas (1957)416
Florida (1935)408
Louisiana (1856)400
Florida (1926)372
Louisiana (1909)350
Florida (1919)287
Louisiana (1915)275
Texas (1915)275
New England (1938)256
Camille - Mississippi, Southeast Louisiana/VA (1969)256
Diane - Northeast U.S. (1955)184
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina (1898)179
Texas (1875)176
Florida (1906)164
Texas (1886)150
Mississippi. Alabama, Pensacola (1906)134
Florida, Georgia, South Carolina (1896)130
Agnes - Florida, Northeast U.S. (1972)122
Hazel - North/South Carolina (1954)95
Betsy - Southeast Florida, Southeast Louisiana (1965)75
Sandy - New Jersey, New York, Connecticut (2012)72
Northeast U.S. (1944)64
Carol - Northeast U.S. (1954)60
Floyd - Mid Atlantic & Northeast U.S. (1999)56
North Carolina (1883)53
Southeast Florida/Louisiana, Mississippi (1947)51
North/South Carolina, Georgia (1940)50
Donna - Florida, Eastern U.S. (1960)50
North/South Carolina (1899)50
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Source

Release date

March 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

1851 to 2012

Supplementary notes

* Fatalities could be higher: Texas (1900): 8,000 to 12,000.
Florida (1928): 2,500 to 3,000.
Louisiana (1893): 1,100 to 1,400.
South Carolina, Georgia (1893): 1,000 to 2,000.

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