What were the deadliest hurricanes ever?

Dateline article| David Murphy|

Here's a list of the deadliest Atlantic Basin hurricanes in modern times (1900 and more recent), based on data compiled by the National Hurricane Center. The first column is the name (if the storm is pre-1950 and has no name; instead, I'll list the point of landfall). The next three figures are the storm's category at landfall, the year it struck and the death toll.

Galveston, TX 4 1900 / 8000

Lake Okeechobee, FL 4 1928 / 2500

KATRINA 3 2005 / 1500

AUDREY 4 1957 / 416

Keys, FL 5 1935 / 408

Miami/Pensacola FL 4 1926 / 372

---D.M.

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