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What was the biggest hurricane before Katrina?

What was the biggest hurricane before Katrina?

Before Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Camille likely had the highest storm surge measured in the United States, at over 24 feet (7.3 m).

What hurricane was before Katrina?

Hurricane Camille
1969: Hurricane Camille Before the trauma wrought by Katrina, the most memorable hurricane to hit the Gulf coast near Mississippi and Louisiana was probably Hurricane Camille, which struck along the Mississippi coast late on Aug. 17, 1969 as a Category 5 storm.

What hurricane had the most damage?

The costliest tropical cyclone on record in the Atlantic is held jointly by hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, both of which resulted in approximately $125 billion in property damage during the year they occurred.

How much damage did Hurricane Katrina cause in New Orleans?

Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 tropical cyclone that occurred in August 2005, which caused over 1,200 deaths and $125 billion in damage, particularly in the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas.

What was the wind speed of Hurricane Katrina?

Winds within hurricane Katrina reached a maximum sustained speed of about 175 mph and when it hit land the second time the wind was at speeds of 125 mph. For a while, Hurricane Katrina held the record for the strongest hurricane within the Gulf of Mexico until the rise of stronger hurricanes such as Wilma and Rita.

What was the worst hurricane to hit Miami?

Below are the results, from worst to least damaging. The Great Miami Hurricane virtually destroyed its namesake city when it struck as a Category 4 in 1926. It caused $105 million in damages at the time, but if an identical storm hit the same region today, costs would exceed $178 billion, more than double that of Katrina.

When did Hurricane Katrina hit the Florida Panhandle?

Two traffic fatalities related to Katrina were also reported on the Florida Panhandle in Walton County, and moderate to locally heavy damage was reported in the western part of the Panhandle (on the outer edge of Katrina), which had already been hit hard by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in July 2005.