Special Report

Before and After Pictures of the Worst Hurricanes in American History

Before

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

After

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

5. Ivan
> Damage: $27.06 billion
> Area pictured: Pensacola, Florida
> Max wind speed at landfall: 105 mph
> Date of landfall: September 2004

Before

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After

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4. Irma
> Damage: $50.00 billion
> Area pictured: Florida Keys
> Max wind speed at landfall: 155 mph
> Date of landfall: September 2017

Before

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After

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3. Sandy
> Damage: $70.20 billion
> Area pictured: Seaside Heights, New Jersey
> Max wind speed at landfall: 100 mph
> Date of landfall: October 2012

Before

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After

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2. Harvey
> Damage: $125.00 billion
> Area pictured: Houston, Texas
> Max wind speed at landfall: 115 mph
> Date of landfall: August 2017

Before

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After

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1. Katrina
> Damage: $160.00 billion
> Area pictured: New Orleans, Louisiana
> Max wind speed at landfall: 110 mph
> Date of landfall: August 2005