On average there are 9 deaths from a hurricane, 77 injuries, 3,546.6 million dollars in property damage, and 581.3 million dollars in crop damage. This results to a total of 4,127.9 million dollars in damage.
The Western Hemisphere's worst natural disasters were floods from 19074's Hurricane Fiji. There were an estimated 5,000 people dead in Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize. This is a example of the winds of Hurricane Andrew, the plywood was forced through a tree. In Asia, a major part of the hurricane damage is paid in life. In 1970 cyclone storm tides along the coast of what is now Bangladesh killed 100,000 of people. 138,000 more were killed in 1991.
Closer to home, about 1,500 people were drowned in a storm surge in Charleston, South Carolina in 1893. That same year, 2,000 more died on the coast of Louisiana.
A red cross worker surveys the damage.
The hurricane death toll isn't as high any more in the U.S.A. But the damage rate is as high as ever. In 1965 Hurricane Betsy caused about 6.5 billion in damages around Florida and Louisiana. Hurricane Agnes caused 6.4 billion dollars in flooding in the Northeast US in 1972. In 1989, Hurricane Hugo struck South Carolina and became the most costly hurricane at 7 billion in damage. Hurricane Andrew hit south Florida and caused 20 billion in property damage.
The Most Deaths From a Hurricane in the U.S.
Lake Okeechobee, Florida
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