Damage estimated to be $9.5 billion

Death toll 7 in the U.S.

August 9-15, 2004 - Hurricane Charley

Category 4 storm

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

Preliminary damage figures over $15 billion

10 dead in the U.S.

August 16-28, 1992 - Hurricane Andrew

Category 5 storm (reclassified in 2002). Originally believed to be a Category 4.

Path includes northwestern Bahamas, the southern Florida peninsula, and south-central Louisiana.

$26.5 billion in damages

Death toll directly attributed to Andrew is 25 in the U.S.

September 10-22, 1989 - Hurricane Hugo

Category 4 storm

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

$7 billion in damages

Death toll is 26 in the U.S.

DIRECT HITS BY HURRICANES TO U.S. MAINLAND 1851 - 2010: CATEGORY 5: 3 CATEGORY 4: 18 CATEGORY 3: 76 CATEGORY 2: 74 CATEGORY 1: 113 TOTAL: 284

Major hurricanes (Categories 3, 4, 5): 97

The 10 Deadliest Hurricanes in the United States - 1851-2010: Name and/or Place - Year - Category - Deaths 1. Galveston, TX - 1900 - 4 - 8,000+ 2. Southeastern FL - 1928 - 4 - 2,500 3. Hurricane Katrina - 2005 - 3 - 1,723 4. Louisiana - 1893 - 4 - 1100-1400 5. South Carolina/Georgia - 1893 - 3 - 1000-1200 6. Georgia/South Carolina - 1881 - 2 - 700 7. Hurricane Audrey - 1957 - 4 - 416 8. Florida Keys - 1935 - 5 - 408 9. Louisiana - 1856 - 4 - 400 10. Florida - 1926 - 4 - 372

The Costliest Hurricanes In The United States - 1900-2010: NOT ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION Name - Year - Category - Damage 1. Katrina - 2005 - 3 - $108 billion 2. Ike - 2008 - 2 - $29.5 billion 3. Andrew - 1992 - 5 - $26.5 billion 4. Wilma - 2005 - 3 - $21billion 5. Ivan - 2004 - 3 - $18.8 billion 6. Charley - 2004 - 4 - $15.1billion 7. Rita - 2005 - 3 - $12 billion 8. Frances - 2004 - 2 - $9.5 billion 9. Allison - 2001 - TS - $9 billion 10. Jeanne - 2004 - 3 - $7.7 billion