Special Report

Before and After Pictures of the Worst Hurricanes in American History

Before

Source: Joe Raedle / Newsmakers / Getty Images

After

Source: Harris County Flood Control District

10. Allison
> Damage: $11.82 billion
> Area pictured: Houston, Texas
> Max wind speed at landfall: 45 mph
> Date of landfall: June 2001

Before

Source: FEMA

After

Source: FEMA

9. Irene
> Damage: $14.98 billion
> Area pictured: Pine Island, New York
> Max wind speed at landfall: 100 mph
> Date of landfall: August 2011

Before

Source: Andy Newman / Florida Keys News Bureau / Getty Images

After

Source: 8632225@N08 / Flickr

8. Charley
> Damage: $21.12 billion
> Area pictured: Key West, Florida
> Max wind speed at landfall: 130 mph
> Date of landfall: August 2004

Before

Source: NOAA

After

Source: NOAA

7. Rita
> Damage: $23.68 billion
> Area pictured: Holly Beach, Louisiana
> Max wind speed at landfall: 100 mph
> Date of landfall: September 2005

Before

Source: Josh Ritchie / Getty Images

After

Source: Averette (Marc Averette) / Wikimedia Commons

6. Wilma
> Damage: $24.32 billion
> Area pictured: Florida Keys
> Max wind speed at landfall: 130 mph
> Date of landfall: October 2005