The following information highlights the top 10 U.S. hurricanes causing 25 fatalities or more.

Main Island U.S. hurricanes causing 25 or greater deaths (1851-2006)

1 Galveston, Texas, 1900, Category 4, 8,000 killed (a)

2 Lake Okeechobee, Fla., 1928, Category 4, 2,500 killed (b)

3 Katrina (Louisiana/Mississippi), 2005, Category 3, 1,500 killed

4 Louisiana (Cherniere Caminanda), 1893, Category 4, 1,100-1,400 killed (c)

5 South Carolina/Georgia (Sea Islands), 1893, Category 3, 1,000-2,000 killed (d)

6 Georgia/South Carolina, 1881, Category 2, 700 killed

7 Audrey (Southwest Louisiana/Northern Texas, 1957, Category 4, 416 (h)

8 Florida Keys, 1935, Category 5, 408 killed

9 Louisiana (Last Island), 1856, Category 4, 400 killed (e)

10 Miami/Mississippi/Alabama/Pensacola, Fla., 1926, Category 4, 372 killed

Notes:

(a) could be as high as 12000

(b) could be as high as 3000

(c) total including offshore losses near 2000

(d) August

(e) total including offshore losses is 600

(h) at least

Source: National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center