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Fast Facts: Deadliest U.S. Hurricanes

The deadliest hurricanes to hit the continental United States since 1900, listed by name or nickname, location, year, category and number of deaths, according to the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. Hurricanes in the North Atlantic Ocean were first named in 1950. Categories range from 1, the least severe, to 5.

1. "Galveston" (Texas), 1900, 4, at least 8,000

2. "Lake Okeechobee" (South Florida), 1928, 4, at least 2,500

3. Unnamed (Florida Keys, South Texas), 1919, 4, estimated to be at least 600, most at sea

4. "New England" (New York, Rhode Island), 1938, 3, 600

5. "Labor Day" (Florida Keys), 1935, 5, 408

6. Audrey (Southwest Louisiana, North Texas), 1957, 4, 390

6. "Great Atlantic" (Northeast United States), 1944, 3, 390, most at sea

8. "Grand Isle" (Louisiana), 1909, 4, 350

9. Unnamed (New Orleans), 1915, 4, 275

9. Unnamed (Galveston, Texas), 1915, 4, 275

11. Camille (Mississippi, Louisiana), 1969, 5, 256

12. "Great Miami" (Florida, Mississippi, Alabama), 1926, 4, 243

13. Diane (Northeast United States), 1955, 1, 184

14. Unnamed (Southeast Florida), 1906, 2, 164

15. Unnamed (Mississippi, Alabama, Florida), 1906, 3, 134

16. Agnes (Northeast United States), 1972, 1, 122

17. Hazel (South Carolina, North Carolina), 1954, 4, 95

18. Betsy (Southeast Florida, Southeast Louisiana), 1965, 3, 75

19. Carol (Northeast United States), 1954, 3, 60

20. Floyd (Eastern United States), 1999, 2, 57