Special Report

Most Destructive Hurricanes of All Time

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31. Carol, 1954
> Damage: $4.20 billion
> Affected area: Northeast United States
> Max wind speed at landfall: 100 mph in August, 1954

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30. Great Atlantic Hurricane, 1944
> Damage: $4.93 billion
> Affected area: Mid-Atlantic
> Max wind speed at landfall: 90 mph in September, 1944

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29. New England Hurricane, 1938
> Damage: $5.28 billion
> Affected area: Northeast United States
> Max wind speed at landfall: 105 mph in September, 1938

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28. Frederic, 1979
> Damage: $5.71 billion
> Affected area: Alabama, Mississippi
> Max wind speed at landfall: N/A

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27. Celia, 1970
> Damage: $6.03 billion
> Affected area: Texas
> Max wind speed at landfall: N/A