Hurricane and Tropical Cyclones

The 31 Deadliest Atlantic Hurricanes / Tropical Cyclones (1492-2006)

Rank Name / Areas of Largest Loss Dates Deaths
1. "Great Hurricane" Martinique, Barbados, St. Eustatius 10-16 Oct 1780 22000
2. Great Galveston Hurricane 8 Sep 1900 8000-12000
3. Mitch: Honduras, Nicaragua 10/22 - 11/5 1998 9086
4. Fifi: Honduras 14-19 Sep 1974 8000-10000
5. Dominican Republic 1-6 Sep 1930 8000
6. Flora: Haiti, Cuba 9/30-10/8 1963 8000
7. Pointe-a-Pitre Bay, Guatemala 6 Sep 1776 6000
8. Newfoundland Banks 9-12 Sep 1775 4000
9. Puerto Rico, Carolinas 8-19 Aug 1899 3433
10. FL, PR, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Turks 12-17 Sep 1928 3411
11. Cuba, Cayman Islands, Jamaica 4-10 Nov 1932 3107
12. Jeanne: Haiti, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Florida 13-29 Sep 2004 3000
13. Central Atlantic 16-17 Sep 1782 3000
14. Martinique Aug 1813 3000
15. El Salvador, Honduras 4-8 Jun 1934 3000
16. Western Cuba 21-22 Jun 1791 3000
17. Barbados 10-11 Aug 1831 2500
18. Belize 6-10 Sep 1931 2500
19. Haiti, Honduras, offshore Jamaica 19-25 Oct 1935 2150
20. David: Dominican Republic, Dominica, US 8/29-9/5 1979 2068
21. Offshore Florida (?) 1781 2000
22. Sea Islands Hurricane: South Carolina, Georgia 27-28 Aug 1893 2000-2500
23. Eastern Gulf of Mexico 17-21 Oct 1780 2000
24. Cuba 7-8 Oct 1870 2000
25. Chenier Caminanda Hurricane: Louisiana 1-2 Oct 1893 2000
26. Guadeloupe, Martinique 14-15 Aug 1666 2000
27. Katrina: Louisiana, Mississippi Aug 23-31 2005 1833
28. Martinique Aug 1767 1600
29. Mexico 28 Aug 1909 1500
30. W Cuba, Straits of FL Oct 1644 1500
31. Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico 26 Jul 1825 1300

US National Hurricane Center publication: The Deadliest Atlantic Tropical Cyclones, 1492 - 1997

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