Special Report

Every Major US City's Worst Weather Disaster

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30. Baltimore, Maryland
> Total 2018 population: 602,495
> Name of event: Hurricane Isabel
> Fatalities: 2

In September 2003, Hurricane Isabel blasted the Maryland-Virginia-Washington, D.C. area with winds of up to 105 mph after it made landfall.

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29. Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky
> Total 2018 population: 620,118
> Name of event: The 1974 Tornado Outbreak
> Fatalities: 2 dead, 200 injured

The Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky area was hit by part of a 148-tornado outbreak in 13 states in April of 1974.

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28. Las Vegas, Nevada
> Total 2018 population: 644,644
> Name of event: The 1975 Flash Flood
> Fatalities: 2

Major thunderstorm activity led to heavy floods in Las Vegas in 1975, with some areas getting 3 inches on July 3.

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27. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
> Total 2018 population: 649,021
> Name of event: 1999 Tornado Outbreak
> Fatalities: 36

On May 3, 1999, a supercell of 74 tornadoes took aim at Oklahoma and Kansas. The tornadoes caused over $1 billion in damage, including devastation in Oklahoma City.

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26. Memphis, Tennessee
> Total 2018 population: 650,618
> Name of event: The Super Tuesday Tornado Outbreak of 2008
> Fatalities: 9

The Super Tuesday Tornado Outbreak in February of 2008 caused an estimated damage of $520 million.