Special Report

Most Destructive Hurricanes of All Time

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26. Gustav, 2008
> Damage: $6.96 billion
> Affected area: Louisiana
> Max wind speed at landfall: 135 mph in August, 2008

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25. Isabel, 2003
> Damage: $7.37 billion
> Affected area: Mid-Atlantic
> Max wind speed at landfall: 90 mph in September, 2003

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24. Alicia, 1983
> Damage: $7.47 billion
> Affected area: North, Texas
> Max wind speed at landfall: 100 mph in August, 1983

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23. Opal, 1995
> Damage: $7.61 billion
> Affected area: Northwest, Florida
> Max wind speed at landfall: 100 mph in October, 1995

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22. Diane, 1955
> Damage: $7.63 billion
> Affected area: North Carolina
> Max wind speed at landfall: 60 mph in August, 1955

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