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1780
Oct. 10–16, Barbados, West Indies: “The Great Hurricane of 1780” killed 20,000–22,000 people and completely flattened the islands of Barbados, Martinique, and St. Eustatius; it is the deadliest Western Hemisphere hurricane on record.
1926
Oct. 20, Cuba: powerful hurricane killed 650.
1930
Sept. 3, Dominican Republic: hurricane killed about 8,000 people.
1955
Sept. 19, Mexico: “Hilda” took 200 lives.
Sept. 22–28, Caribbean: “Janet” killed 200 in Honduras and 300 in Mexico.
1961
Oct. 31, British Honduras: “Hattie” devastated capital of Belize, killing at least 400.
1963
Oct. 2–7, Caribbean: “Flora” killed about 7,200 in Haiti and Cuba.
1966
Sept. 24–30, Caribbean area: “Inez” killed 293.
1974
Sept. 14–19, Honduras: “Fifi” struck northern part of country, leaving 8,000 dead and 100,000 homeless.
1988
Sept. 12–17, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico: “Gilbert” took at least 260 lives and caused some 39 tornadoes in Tex.
1997
Oct. 8–10, southern Mexico: “Pauline” devastated resort city of Acapulco and villages along the coast in states of Oaxaca and Guerrero, leaving 217 dead and 20,000 homeless.
1998
Sept. 20–29, Caribbean, Fla. Keys, and Gulf Coast: “George” killed about 600 people, mostly in Dominican Republic. Damage estimated to be $5 billion, including $2 billion in Puerto Rico.
Oct. 26–Nov. 4, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala: “Mitch” killed more than 14,500 people, becoming the deadliest Atlantic storm in 200 years. Two to three million people were left homeless; damages were more than $5 billion.
2004
Sept. 18, Haiti: Floods from tropical storm “Jeanne” killed more than 2,400 in Haiti and left 300,000 homeless.
2007
Aug. 13–23, Caribbean and Mexico: “Dean,” a category 5 hurricane with winds reaching 150 mph, took 32 lives and caused more than $200 million in damage.
Aug. 31–Sept. 5, Caribbean, Nicaragua, and Honduras: “Felix,” a category 5 hurricane with winds reaching 150 mph, took at least 130 lives and left 70 others missing.
2008
Aug. 28–Sept. 2, Caribbean and Gulf Coast: "Gustav" killed at least 137 people and injured many more when it made landfall in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Thousands were left homeless and without food and water. In the U.S., "Gustav" forced the entire city of New Orleans to evacuate and left 26 people dead in three states.
Sept. 7–8, Haiti, Cuba, Turks and Caicos islands: “Ike,” a category 2 hurricane with winds reaching 120 mph, took at least 61 lives in Haiti, left more than 80% of homes destroyed on Turks and Caicos islands, and caused four deaths and 800,000 people to evacuate their homes in Cuba.
Nov. 8, Cuba: “Paloma,” a category 3 hurricane with winds reaching 120 mph, forced more than 300,000 people in Cuba to evacuate their homes and caused about $9.4 billion in damages.

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