Hurricanes are the large natural disaster that has taken an enormous number of lives in the United States. It causes the dreaded calamities and damage on your properties. The United States have seen a lot of hurricanes throughout the years, but three hurricanes will never be forgotten. These super storms left painful memories that will be remembered forever. Let’s look back and check the three most devastating hurricanes that hit the Unites States.
3. Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina hit in the year 2005, and it was the third deadliest hurricane that left more than 1500 people dead. At Category 3, Hurricane Katrina was also the costliest hurricane that hit the United States for a total of $108 billion in damages caused. It hit the state of Florida before getting more strength in the Gulf of Mexico to create chaos in the state of Louisiana and released thirty-three tornadoes.
2. Lake Okeechobee Hurricane
The Lake Okeechobee or also known as The Forgotten Storm, killed 2,500 up to possibly 3,000 people in the year 1928. People died from drowning as this beast caused the water to go up 10 to 15 meters. It reached landfall in the U.S at Category 4 after it hit Puerto Rico at Category 5.
1. Galveston, Texas Hurricane
The deadliest hurricane that ever occurred in the United States happened in Galveston, Texas leaving 8,000 to 12,000 dead dated September 08, 1900. Due to lack of awareness, people weren’t prepared for a Category 4 hurricane. It holds the record of having the highest death toll hurricane. It may not have the record of bringing the strongest wind that hit the United States, but the Galveston Hurricane took more lives than two hurricanes combined.
Even at this point, it’s hard to look back through all the damages and lives lost because of these hurricanes. We cannot go back, but we have to move forward and equip ourselves with preparedness over disasters.