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Six Costliest US Atlantic Hurricanes to Date

Posted by feww on September 12, 2008

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21th Century’s Costliest U-S Atlantic Hurricanes to Date:


Note: Hurricane Gustav not included due to cost uncertainty.

(Source: NHC, Wikipedia and others)

See below also for image comparison

Hurricane Ike (2008)

Hurricane Ike regional imagery, 2008.09.11 at 2015Z. Centerpoint Latitude: 23:01:14N Longitude: 88:50:54W.Data Elements: Hurricane Ike is a large and powerful storm, quite capable of strengthening before landfall early Saturday.

Observation Device: GOES-12 1 km visible imagery.
Visualization Date: September 11, 2008 16:50:17
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Hurricane Gustav
(2008)

Hurricane Gustav regional imagery, 2008.09.01 at 1515Z. Centerpoint Latitude: 29:21:10N Longitude: 90:59:20W.

Data Elements: Hurricane Gustav has made landfall in Louisiana, just west of New Orleans.
Observation Device: GOES-12 1 km visible imagery
Visualization Date: September 1, 2008 11:56:23

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Hurricane Wilma
(2005)

Hurricane Wilma regional imagery, 2005.10.24 at 1815Z. Centerpoint Latitude: 32:54:16N Longitude: 81:06:18W.

Data Elements: See this higher resolution image showing the storm and the intense baroclinic trough over the eastern U.S. that Wilma will interact with in the next few days.
Observation Device: GOES-12 1 km visible imagery.
Visualization Date: October 24, 2005 15:02:23

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Hurricane Rita (2005)

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Hurricane Rita regional imagery, 2005.09.23 at 2115Z. Centerpoint Latitude: 30:12:30N Longitude: 91:51:33W.

Data Elements: See this higher resolution image.
Observation Device: GOES-12 1 km visible imagery.
Visualization Date: September 23, 2005 18:03:03

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Hurricane Ivan
(2005)

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Hurricane Ivan regional imagery, 2004.09.15 at 1515Z. Centerpoint Latitude: 27:52:28N Longitude: 87:44:48W.

Observation Device: GOES-12 1 km visible imagery.
Visualization Date: September 15, 2004 11:29:01
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Hurricane Katrina
(2005)

.Hurricane Katrina regional imagery, 2005.08.28 at 2115Z. Centerpoint Latitude: 26:52:21N Longitude: 89:05:18W.

Data Elements: A high resolution print image can be found here.
Observation Device: GOES-12 1 km visible imagery.
Visualization Date: August 29, 2008 10:13:07
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Hurricane Charley (2004)

Hurricane Charley regional imagery, 2004.08.13 at 2015Z. Centerpoint Latitude: 26:38:37N Longitude: 82:44:24W.

Data Elements: Charley’s present movement is north, 5 degrees at 17 knots.
Observation Device: GOES-12 1 km visible imagery.
Visualization Date: August 13, 2004 15:58:14

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Hurricane Frances

Hurricane Frances regional imagery, 2004.09.05 at 1615Z. Centerpoint Latitude: 27:55:21N Longitude: 81:06:28W.

Data Elements: Maximum sustained winds are near 90 MPH, with higher wind gusts.
Observation Device: GOES-12 1 km visible imagery.
Visualization Date: September 5, 2004 11:52:18

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Hurricane Andrew (1992)

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Hurricane Andrew was the second most powerful, and the last of three Category 5 hurricanes that made U.S. landfall during the 20th century, after the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 and Hurricane Camille in 1969. Andrew caused 65 deaths. (Cost: $38bn – adjusted 2007 dollars).

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All Images Credit: NOAA/NESDIS/EVP

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