The three most destructive hurricanes to hit the US are Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Andrew and Hurricane Ike. Hurricane Katrina is the sixth strongest hurricane to hit the US and was also one of the deadliest hurricanes. Katrina is known to be the most expensive hurricane ever. It took place in August 2005 and caused major damage in Florida and Texas. The flood protection system around New Orleans failed at that time and the region was flooded with millions of gallons of water. The storm damage due to Katrina is estimated to be $81.2 billion.
Hurricane Andrew is known as the second most powerful hurricane, and the speed of the wind caused by this hurricane was so high that the equipment which was used to measure the speed of the wind were literally torn apart. This hurricane affected the region from Northwestern Bahamas, to Florida and Southwest Louisiana in 1992, and caused an estimated damage of $40.7 billion.
Hurricane Ike hit the US in 2008, and is known to be the third most destructive hurricane in the US. The winds reached 145 miles an hour and were present over a 240 mile diameter area. It took around 200 lives and was measured as a category three hurricane. This hurricane affected Cuba, Texas, Florida and Louisiana. Hurricane Irk caused an estimated damage of $31.5 billion, reported the Daily Telegraph.
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