Hurricane Statistics Fast Facts

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Here's a look at hurricane statistics....

Posted: Jun 5, 2019 10:23 AM
Updated: Jun 5, 2019 10:29 AM

Here's a look at hurricane statistics.

Notable Hurricanes in Recent US History:
October 7-11, 2018 - Hurricane Michael

Category 5 storm. Made landfall in Florida near Mexico Beach and the Tyndall Air Force Base.

The hurricane was designated as a Category 4 storm when it made landfall in Florida but a post storm analysis revealed that winds reached 160 mph, prompting the upgrade by the National Hurricane Center. It is rare for category 5 storms to directly hit the mainland United States. Between 1851 and 2017, just three Category 5 hurricanes directly hit the United States coastline.

The storm's atmospheric pressure was 919 millibars at landfall, the third lowest pressure on record for a hurricane hitting the United States in modern times.

Michael caused about $25 billion in damage.

The town of Mexico Beach was devastated by the storm. Out of 1,692 buildings in town, 1,584 buildings were reported damaged, with 809 of those reported destroyed. At the Tyndall Air Force Base, all buildings in the complex were reported damaged.

The storm directly caused at least 16 deaths in Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.

September 16-30, 2017 - Hurricane Maria

Category 5 storm. Made landfall on the island of Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane and hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane.

$90 billion in damage.

The official death toll after the storm was 64 in Puerto Rico but investigations by CNN and other news organizations indicated there may have been more than 1,000 storm-related fatalities on the island.

The Puerto Rican government raised Maria's death toll from 64 to 2,975 after a report on storm fatalities was published in August 2018 by researchers at George Washington University.

Earlier, an academic report published in the New England Journal of Medicine estimated 4,645 people died during the storm and its aftermath. The article's authors called Puerto Rico's official death toll of 64 a "substantial underestimate." However, the death toll cited in the article was a midpoint estimate based on a limited survey of 3,299 households. The survey indicated that the number of people who died in the storm's wake could range from 793 to 8,498.

Additionally, 31 people were killed in Dominica as a direct result of the storm. Deaths were also reported in St. Thomas, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Three people drowned due to rip currents off the coast of New Jersey and a fourth drowning death was reported in Florida.

Massive damage to the aging electrical grid led to widespread outages that stretched on for months.

August 30-September 12, 2017 - Hurricane Irma

Category 5 storm. Made seven landfalls, including four as a Category 5 hurricane across islands in the northern Caribbean. Hit the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm and made landfall in southwestern Florida as a Category 3 storm.

$50 billion in damage.

More than six million Florida residents were ordered to evacuate ahead of the storm.

Irma directly caused at least 47 deaths in the Caribbean Islands and the southeastern United States.

August 17-September 1, 2017 - Hurricane Harvey

Category 4 storm. Made first landfall near Rockport, Texas as a Category 4 hurricane and churned along the Texas coast for four days, causing devastating flooding. Its remnants later made another landfall in southwestern Louisiana.

It set a record for the most rainfall from a tropical cyclone in the continental United States, with 51 inches of rain recorded in areas of Texas. An estimated 27 trillion gallons of water fell over Texas and Louisiana during a six-day period.

$125 billion in damage.

At least 68 direct storm-related fatalities were reported in Texas, the highest hurricane death toll in the state since 1919.

October 22-29, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy

Category 3 storm. Made landfall in Cuba as a Category 2. Hit New Jersey as a post-tropical cyclone.

Path included Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba and the coastlines of New Jersey and New York.

$65 billion in damage.

An extraordinarily large storm, with tropical storm-force winds extending 870 nautical miles in diameter.

At least 147 direct deaths, including 72 in the United States, 54 in Haiti, 11 in Cuba, three in the Dominican Republic, two in the Bahamas, one in Canada, one in Jamaica, one in Puerto Rico and two maritime deaths.

August 21-September 1, 2012 - Hurricane Isaac

Category 1 storm

Path included Haiti, Cuba, southern Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana.

$2.35 billion in estimated damage.

The direct death toll from Isaac was estimated to be 34 fatalities in the United States, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

August 20-29, 2011 - Hurricane Irene

Category 3 storm. Made landfall in eastern North Carolina as a Category 1.

$15.8 billion in estimated damage.

Death toll directly attributed to Irene was 48, with five in the Dominican Republic, three in Haiti and 40 in the United States.

October 29-November 7, 2010 - Hurricane Tomas

Category 2 storm. Hit St. Lucia as a Category 1.

Affected areas included St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, Curacao, and Haiti.

About $336 million in damage.

Death toll of 44 in the Lesser and Greater Antilles.

September 1-14, 2008 - Hurricane Ike

Category 4 storm. Made landfall over the Turks and Caicos Islands as a Category 4. Hit Galveston Island, Texas as a Category 2.

Path included Turks and Caicos Islands, Cuba, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

$30 billion in damage.

Direct death toll was 103 across Hispaniola, Cuba and the Gulf Coast of the United States.

October 15-25, 2005 - Hurricane Wilma

Category 5 storm. Made landfall over Cozumel, Mexico as a Category 4. Later, made landfall near Cape Romano, Florida as a Category 3.

$19 billion in damage.

Death toll directly attributed to Wilma was 23, with five in the United States, 12 in Haiti, four in Mexico, one in Jamaica and one in the Bahamas

September 20-24, 2005 - Hurricane Rita

Category 5 storm. Made landfall near the border of Louisiana and Texas as a Category 3.

$18.5 billion in damage.

Death toll directly attributed to Rita was seven.

August 25-29, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina

Category 5 storm. Hit Florida as a Category 1. Hit Buras, Louisiana as a Category 3.

Path included Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

$125 billion in damage.

Direct death toll in the United States was estimated to be 1,200, with hundreds of additional deaths indirectly caused by the storm.

September 2-24, 2004 - Hurricane Ivan

Category 5 storm. Hit Grenada as a Category 3.

Affected areas included the Gulf Coast of the United States, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Caribbean islands.

$20.5 billion in damage.

Death toll directly attributed to Ivan was 92, with 25 in the United States, 39 in Grenada, 17 in Jamaica, four in the Dominican Republic, three in Venezuela, two in the Cayman Islands, one in Tobago and one in Barbados

August 25-September 8, 2004 - Hurricane Frances

Category 3 storm. Hit the Bahamas as a Category 3 storm and Florida as a Category 2 storm.

Affected areas included Florida and Caribbean islands.

Damage estimated to be $9 billion.

Death toll directly attributed to Frances was seven: six in the United States and one in the Bahamas

August 9-14, 2004 - Hurricane Charley

Category 4 storm. Made landfall in Cuba as a Category 3. Hit Florida as a Category 4.

Path included Grand Cayman Islands, Cuba, Florida and South Carolina.

$15.1 billion in damage.

Death toll directly attributed to Charley in the United States was 10.

August 16-28, 1992 - Hurricane Andrew

Category 5 storm (reclassified in 2005). Originally believed to be a Category 4.

Path included northwestern Bahamas, Florida and Louisiana.

$25-27 billion in damage.

Direct death toll was 26: 23 in the United States and three in the Bahamas

September 10-22, 1989 - Hurricane Hugo

Category 5 storm. Made landfall in both the Leeward Islands and later South Carolina as a Category 4.

Path included the Caribbean Islands (Puerto Rico), South Carolina, and North Carolina.

$8-10 billion in damage.

Death toll directly attributed to Hugo was 49. Of those deaths, 26 were in the mainland United States, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Direct Hits by Hurricanes to US Mainland 1851-2017:
CATEGORY 5: 3
CATEGORY 4: 24
CATEGORY 3: 64
CATEGORY 2: 80
CATEGORY 1: 121
TOTAL: 292

Major hurricanes between 1851 and 2017 (Categories 3, 4, 5): 91

The Ten Deadliest Hurricanes in the Mainland United States - 1851-2010:
(The government began naming storms in 1953)
Place - Year - Category - Direct death toll
1. Galveston, TX - 1900 - 4 - between 8,000 and 12,000
2. Southeastern FL - 1928 - 4 - between 2,500 and 3,000
3. Louisiana/Mississippi (Katrina) - 2005 - 3 - 1,200
4. Louisiana - 1893 - 4 - 1100-1400
5. South Carolina/Georgia - 1893 - 3 - 1000-1200
6. Georgia/South Carolina - 1881 - 2 - 700
7. Louisiana/Texas (Audrey) - 1957 - 4 - 416
8. Florida Keys - 1935 - 5 - 408
9. Louisiana - 1856 - 4 - 400
10. Florida - 1926 - 4 - 372

The 10 Costliest Hurricanes and Tropical/Post-Tropical Storms in the United States - 1900-2017:
NOT ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION
Name - Year - Category or Type - Damage
1. Katrina - 2005 - 3 - $125 billion (tied)
1. Harvey - 2017 - 4 - $125 billion (tied)
3. Maria - 2017 - 5 - $90 billion
4. Sandy - 2012 - Post-Tropical - $65 billion
5. Irma - 2017 - 5 - $50 billion
6. Ike - 2008 - 2 - $30 billion
7. Andrew - 1992 - 5 - $27 billion
8. Ivan - 2004 - 3 - $20.5 billion
9. Wilma - 2005 - 3 - $19 billion
10. Rita - 2005 - 3 - $18.5 billion

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 92432

Reported Deaths: 2792
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds6931154
DeSoto535455
Harrison370771
Jackson335867
Madison319086
Rankin316174
Lee256166
Jones237678
Forrest231769
Washington216371
Lafayette205039
Lauderdale1990124
Bolivar177565
Oktibbeha174149
Lamar157733
Neshoba1529103
Panola142426
Sunflower139643
Lowndes138957
Warren137250
Leflore135380
Pontotoc121216
Pike120448
Monroe118265
Scott115925
Copiah115733
Coahoma111227
Holmes108558
Marshall107115
Grenada105035
Lincoln104953
Yazoo103529
Simpson100742
Union97724
Tate95037
Leake93735
Adams90936
Wayne87121
Pearl River85150
Marion83633
Prentiss80317
Covington79622
Alcorn76311
Newton75022
Itawamba74621
Tallahatchie74518
George74013
Winston72019
Tishomingo65336
Chickasaw64124
Attala64025
Tippah63716
Walthall59025
Clay56516
Hancock55720
Noxubee54015
Jasper53815
Clarke53138
Smith51814
Calhoun50612
Tunica47613
Montgomery45320
Claiborne45116
Lawrence42312
Yalobusha41514
Perry39417
Humphreys37215
Quitman3725
Stone34811
Greene33817
Webster32813
Jefferson Davis32311
Amite31110
Carroll31012
Wilkinson30117
Kemper28615
Sharkey26212
Jefferson2379
Benton2181
Franklin1873
Choctaw1775
Issaquena1033
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 128818

Reported Deaths: 2284
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson18772333
Mobile12975289
Montgomery8598173
Madison742275
Tuscaloosa7081114
Lee560359
Shelby557250
Baldwin503348
Marshall378442
Etowah330645
Calhoun324939
Morgan314226
Houston264422
Elmore249747
DeKalb232619
St. Clair219835
Walker219180
Talladega203426
Limestone194219
Cullman180817
Franklin173428
Dallas173226
Russell16922
Autauga166424
Lauderdale161633
Colbert158126
Escambia155424
Blount152714
Jackson148511
Chilton146327
Covington130327
Dale130043
Coffee12488
Pike11359
Tallapoosa112983
Chambers111742
Clarke104617
Marion92128
Butler90638
Barbour8247
Marengo69619
Winston68712
Lowndes64527
Pickens62814
Bibb61910
Hale61028
Randolph59112
Bullock58514
Lawrence57820
Monroe5738
Geneva5564
Cherokee54816
Washington54513
Perry5366
Clay5317
Wilcox53011
Crenshaw51931
Conecuh51711
Macon46720
Henry4594
Sumter41719
Fayette4159
Choctaw34412
Lamar3372
Cleburne3166
Greene30015
Coosa1603
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