Hurricanes in Haiti, snow in New York City, and warm weather in St. Louis?

Keenly aware of the public’s interest in weather and weather related facts, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has put together a few reports for the public.  One of the more interesting reports is The Deadliest, Costliest, and Most Intense United States Tropical Cyclones from 1851 to 2006 (and Other Frequently Requested Hurricane Facts).  This report compiles statistics on cost and damage done by tropical cyclones since 1851.  One of the more interesting sections is Table 3b which ranks the different major hurricanes by cost of damages adjusted for 2006 inflation.

Which hurricanes are in the top three?

  • Katrina ($85 mil)
  • 1900’s Galveston hurricane ($104 mil)
  • SE Florida/Alabama storm of 1926 ($164 mil)

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