Deadliest Hurricanes in the United States (U.S. Mainland)1
|2.||Lake Okeechobee, Fla.||1928||4||2,500|
|4.||Florida Keys/S. Tex.||1919||4||6005|
|7.||Audrey (SW La./N. Tex.)||1957||4||390|
|9.||Grand Isle, La.||1909||4||350|
|10.||New Orleans, La.||1915||4||275|
2. At landfall. Saffir-Simpson Hurricane scale: Cat. 1 = weak; Cat. 5 = devastating.
3. May actually have been as high as 10,000 to 12,000.
5. Over 500 of these lost on ships at sea; 600–900 estimated deaths.
6. Some 344 of these lost on ships at sea.
Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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