Published On: Aug 25 2011 02:30:09 PM EDTUpdated On: Dec 27 2014 02:57:00 PM EST
Take a look back at the 10 deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history.
10. Great Miami Hurricane (1926) -- This Category 4 storm killed an estimated 372 people in Miami, the Florida Panhandle and Alabama.
9. Last Island Hurricane (1856) -- This Category 4 storm destroyed Louisiana's Last Island, a popular tourist destination, and killed an estimated 400 people.
8. Great Labor Day Hurricane (1935) -- The country's first Category 5 storm of the 20th century, the Great Labor Day Hurricane killed 408 people in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.
7. Hurricane Audrey (1957) -- A powerful Category 4 storm, Audrey caused catastrophic damage across eastern Texas and western Louisiana, killing 416 people.
6. Georgia-South Carolina Hurricane (1881) -- An estimated 700 people perished in this Category 2 storm.
5. Sea Islands Hurricane (1893) -- Storm surge killed the majority of the 1,000 to 2,000 people estimated to have died in this Category 3 storm that made landfall in Savannah, Ga.
4. Cheniere Caminada Hurricane (1893) -- Also known as the Great October Storm, this Category 4 hurricane devastated the Louisiana island of Chenière Caminada. An estimated 1,100 to 1,400 people died.
3. Hurricane Katrina (2005) -- More than 1,200 people died in this Category 3 storm that devastated the Gulf Coast, breaching the levees and flooding most of New Orleans for days.
2. Okeechobee Hurricane (1928) -- In South Florida, at least 2,500 were killed when a storm surge from Lake Okeechobee breached the dike surrounding the lake, flooding an area covering hundreds of square miles.
1. Great Galveston Hurricane (1900) -- An estimated 8,000 people died in this Category 4 storm that devastated eastern Texas. So many people died that corpses were piled onto carts for burial at sea.