Special Report

Most Destructive Hurricanes of All Time

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6. Ike, 2008
> Damage: $34.80 billion
> Affected area: Texas, Louisiana
> Max wind speed at landfall: 115 mph in September, 2008

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5. Andrew, 1992
> Damage: $47.79 billion
> Affected area: Southeast, Florida, Louisiana
> Max wind speed at landfall: 145 mph in August, 1992

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4. Irma, 2017
> Damage: $50.00 billion
> Affected area: Florida
> Max wind speed at landfall: 155 mph in September, 2017

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3. Sandy, 2012
> Damage: $70.20 billion
> Affected area: Mid-Atlantic, Northeast United States
> Max wind speed at landfall: 100 mph in October, 2012

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2. Harvey, 2017
> Damage: $125.00 billion
> Affected area: Texas, Louisiana
> Max wind speed at landfall: 115 mph in August, 2017

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1. Katrina, 2005
> Damage: $160.00 billion
> Affected area: Southeast, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi
> Max wind speed at landfall: 110 mph in August, 2005

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