Special Report

Before and After Pictures of the Worst Hurricanes in American History

Before

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After

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15. Isaac
> Damage: $3.02 billion
> Area pictured: Grand Isle, Louisiana
> Max wind speed at landfall: 70 mph
> Date of landfall: August 2012

Before

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After

Source: PA3 Robert M. Reed / Wikimedia Commons

14. Dennis
> Damage: $3.20 billion
> Area pictured: Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana
> Max wind speed at landfall: 120 mph
> Date of landfall: July 2005

Before

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After

Source: au_tiger01 from Mobile, Alabama, United States / Wikimedia Commons

13. Gustav
> Damage: $6.96 billion
> Area pictured: Mississippi
> Max wind speed at landfall: 135 mph
> Date of landfall: August 2008

Before

Source: U.S. Geological Survey / Wikimedia Commons

After

Source: U.S. Geological Survey / Wikimedia Commons

12. Isabel
> Damage: $7.37 billion
> Area pictured: Hatters Island, North Carolina
> Max wind speed at landfall: 90 mph
> Date of landfall: September 2003

Before

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After

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11. Matthew
> Damage: $10.30 billion
> Area pictured: North Carolina
> Max wind speed at landfall: 130 mph
> Date of landfall: October 2016