Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas last week, leaving many residents stranded or displaced by rising floodwaters and becoming the latest major hurricane to devastate the U.S. in recent years. The Onion looks back at the worst hurricanes in United States history.
This devastating Category 4 storm destroyed over 3,000 homes, but you have to imagine they made them a little shittier back then.
Estimated to have caused $150 million worth of damage, which adjusted for inflation today would probably be $850 trillion or something crazy like that.
This deadly hurricane did help scientists make important inroads on the harmful effects of drowning.
Meteorologists were unable to accurately measure Camille’s monumental wind speeds, despite it being their only fucking job.
Category 5 extreme winds damaged more than 127,000 homes in areas where everyone was surely smart enough to never redevelop.
With $108 billion in damages, Katrina is the most commercially successful hurricane in the country’s history.
This superstorm caused a catastrophic amount of Chris Christie media attention.
The devastating storm that hit Puerto Rico required a refreshingly low amount of government recovery funding.