5 most devastating hurricanes in the United States over the past 10 years
• 5 most devastating hurricanes in the United States over the past 10 years
Over the past 10 years, hurricanes have brought damage US dollars 350 billion, 5 the largest of them in this post.
The Hurricane "Katrina"
Hurricane "Katrina" - the most destructive hurricane in US history. It was a Category 5 hurricane on the scale Saffir-Simpson Hurricane, the sixth power of the Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded. It took place at the end of August 2005. The most severe damage was inflicted on New Orleans in Louisiana, where the water turned out to be about 80% of the city area. As a result of the disaster killed 1836 people, economic losses amounted to $ 125 billion.
The Hurricane "Ike"
Hurricane "Ike" - the fifth hurricane of the 2008 season, approaching the US south-east coast. September 4 hurricane was awarded 4 of the five-point Saffir-Simpson scale severity. storm diameter is more than 900 km. The epicenter of the storm was located about 1,150 kilometers south-east of the city of Wilmington (North Carolina), the wind speed reached 135 km / h. Cyclone moved at 19 in the northwest direction, 2 km / h. As at 14 hours 5 September 2008 hurricane weakened to the level of the third category. wind speed reached 57 meters per second. Damage $ 30 billion
Hurricane Wilma - the most intense tropical cyclone of all ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. It was the 22th tropical storm (including one subtropical cyclone), thirteenth hurricane, sixth-force storm and fourth hurricane category 5 the record 2005 season.
Wilma landfall several times, causing the greatest destruction in the Yucatan, Cuba and Florida. From the hurricane killed at least 62 people, and losses amounted to 29, $ 1 billion (of which 20, 6 billion in the US, according to 2005 prices), making this hurricane one of the 5 most "unprofitable" Atlantic hurricanes and the fourth in US history.
Hurricane Ivan - the 10th in strength tropical cyclone of the Atlantic Ocean on record. This is the ninth are named tropical storm and fourth hurricane force of the 2004 season. As a typical tropical cyclone kaboverdiyskogo type, it was formed in early September and reached category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale. During the passage of the US hurricane caused 117 tornadoes.
Ivan caused catastrophic damage in Grenada, Jamaica and significant, the Cayman Islands, Cuba and the west coast of Alabama. Damage from the hurricane in the US alone reached $ 18 billion (2004).
In mid-August 2004 Hurricane Charley struck Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Cuba, US states - Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina. Wind gusts reached to 240 km / h, corresponding to category 4 on a scale Saffir-Simpson Hurricane. Charlie became victims of 27 people. Hurricane in Florida forced the evacuation of two million people and destroyed hundreds of homes and caused extensive damage to the state's infrastructure. The total damage amounted to about US $ 16.3 billion as of 2004, or 18.9 billion dollars -.. As of 2010. It should be noted that the hurricane made landfall south-western part of Florida at maximum power, making it the strongest hurricane that has hit the United States.