America has had its fair share of hurricanes in recent history
Name: Hurricane Sandy
Date: Oct. 22-29, 2012
Strength: Category 3 storm. Made landfall in Cuba as a Category 2. Hit New Jersey as a Post-Tropical Cyclone.
Path: included Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, New Jersey and New York coastlines.
Damage: $50 billion in preliminary damages
Death toll: Directly attributed to Sandy was 147: 72 in the U.S., 54 in Haiti, 11 in Cuba, 3 in the Dominican Republic, 2 in the Bahamas, 1 in Canada, 1 in Jamaica, 1 in Puerto Rico and 2 maritime deaths. Sandy was also responsible for at least 87 indirect deaths such as heart attacks, accidents from downed power lines and vehicle accidents from hazardous conditions
Name: Hurricane Isaac
Date: Aug. 21-Sept.1, 2012 –
Strength: Category 1 storm
Path: Included Haiti, Cuba, southern Mississippi and south-eastern Louisiana
Damage: $2.35 billion in estimated damages
Death toll: Directly attributed to Isaac was 34: 5 in the US, 24 in Haiti and 5 in the Dominican Republic
Name: Hurricane Irene
Date: Aug. 20-29, 2011
Strength: Category 3 storm. Made landfall in eastern North Carolina as a Category 1.
Damage: $15.8 billion estimated
Death toll: Directly attributed to Irene was 49: 41 in the US, 5 in the Dominican Republic and 3 in Haiti
Name: Hurricane Tomas
Date: Oct. 29-Nov. 7, 2010
Strength: Category 2 storm. Hit St. Lucia as a Category 1. Affected areas included St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, Curacao, and Haiti.
Damage: About $350 million
Death toll: 44 in the Lesser and Greater Antilles
Name: Hurricane Ike
Date: Sept. 1-14, 2008
Strength: Category 4 storm. Made landfall over the Turks and Caicos Islands as a Category 4. Hit Galveston Island, Texas as a Category 2
Path included: Turks and Caicos Islands, Cuba, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas
Damages: $29.5 billion
Estimated death toll: 103 across Hispaniola, Cuba and the U.S. Gulf Coast
Name: Hurricane Wilma
Date: Oct. 15-25, 2005
Strength: Category 3 storm. Made landfall over Cozumel, Mexico as a Category 4. Made landfall near Marco Island, Florida as a Category 3
Damages: $21 billion
Death toll: Directly attributed to Wilma was 5 in the U.S., 12 in Haiti, 4 in Mexico, 1 in Jamaica and 1 in the Bahamas
Name: Hurricane Rita
Date: Sept. 20-24, 2005
Strength: Category 5 storm. Made landfall in Louisiana/Texas as a Category 3
Damage: $12 billion
Death toll: 7
Name: Hurricane Katrina
Date: Aug. 25-29, 2005
Strength: Category 3 storm. Hit Florida as a Category 1. Hit Grand Isle, LA as a Category 3.
Path included: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Damage: $108 billion
Death toll: In the U.S. was 1,833
Name: Hurricane Ivan
Date: Sept. 2-24, 2004
Strength: Category 5 storm. Hit Grenada as a Category 4. Affected areas included Grenada, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Tobago and Barbados
Damages: $18.8 billion
Death toll: Directly attributed to Ivan was 92: 25 in the US, 39 in Grenada, 17 in Jamaica, 4 in the Dominican Republic, 3 in Venezuela, 2 in the Cayman Islands, 1 in Tobago and 1 in Barbados
Name: Hurricane Frances
Date: Aug, 25-Sept. 8, 2004 –
Strength: Category 2 storm. Affected areas included Florida, Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas.
Damage: $9.5 billion
Death toll: directly attributed to Frances was 6 in the U.S. and 1 in the Bahamas
Name: Hurricane Charley
Date: Aug. 9-15, 2004
Strength: Category 4 storm. Made landfall in Cuba as a Category 3. Hit Florida as a Category 4.
Path included: Grand Cayman, Cuba, Florida and South Carolina.
Damage: $15 billion
Death toll: Directly attributed to Charley was 10 in the U.S., 4 in Cuba and 1 in Jamaica
Name: Hurricane Andrew
Date: Aug. 16-28, 1992
Strength: Category 5 storm (reclassified in 2002). Originally believed to be a Category 4
Path included: North-western Bahamas, the southern Florida peninsula, and south-central Louisiana.
Damage: $26.5 billion
Death toll: Directly attributed to Andrew was 23 in the U.S. and 3 in the Bahamas
Name: Hurricane Hugo
Date: Sept. 10-22, 1989
Strength: Category 5 storm. Made landfall in the Leeward Islands and later South Carolina as a Category 4.
Path included: Puerto Rico, South Carolina and North Carolina
Damage: $7 billion
Death toll: Directly attributed to Hugo was 50: 21 in the U.S., 5 in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and 24 more in the Caribbean