Special Report

Most Destructive Hurricanes of All Time

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16. Betsy, 1965
> Damage: $11.15 billion
> Affected area: Southeast, Florida, Southeast Louisiana
> Max wind speed at landfall: N/A

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15. Allison, 2001
> Damage: $11.82 billion
> Affected area: North, Texas
> Max wind speed at landfall: 45 mph in June, 2001

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14. Agnes, 1972
> Damage: $12.52 billion
> Affected area: Florida, Northeast United States
> Max wind speed at landfall: N/A

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13. Frances, 2004
> Damage: $12.94 billion
> Affected area: Florida
> Max wind speed at landfall: 110 mph in September, 2004

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12. Hugo, 1989
> Damage: $14.07 billion
> Affected area: South Carolina
> Max wind speed at landfall: 120 mph in September, 1989

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