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Blanca expected to become the earliest Category 5 hurricane in the eastern Pacific by Adonai 6/4/15

1989 - Hurricane Hugo Dates active: September 9 - 25 Peak classification: Category 5 Sustained wind speed: 160 mph (260 km/h) Areas affected: The Caribbean, United States East Coast Deaths: 56 Damage: $8.5 billion (Pictured) Yachts washed up in Charleston, South Carolina, after Hurricane Hugo.

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Photographer Recreates Iconic Before And After Pictures 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

It's nearly 10 years since Category 5 Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and Louisiana. The deadly natural disaster was one of the costliest and deadliest hurricanes in US history, claiming the

Hurricane Tracks: 10 Recent Major Storms to Hit the U.S. - It’s been 20 years since Hurricane Andrew struck the coast of Florida as a Category 5 storm and made history as America’s most expensive natural disaster – a record that held until Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Here’s a look at 10 recent major hurricanes (storms of at least Category 3 intensity) to make landfall in the U.S. Hurricane Irene from 2011 is also included here,

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Turkey Point nuclear power plant in South Florida survived Category 5 Hurricane Andrew. Two new reactors are proposed at Turkey Point, but the safety assessment for them likely doesn't include realistic estimates of future sea level rise.

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1969 - Hurricane Camille Dates active: August 14 - 22 Peak classification: Category 5 Sustained wind speed: 175 mph (280 km/h) Areas affected: Cuba, United States Gulf Coast Deaths: 256 Damage: $1.42 billion (Pictured) Carl Wright, 11, drinks water from a broken pipe amid the ruins of his father's service station in Gulfport, Mississippi, on Aug. 19, 1969, in the aftermath of Hurricane Camille.

1954 - Hurricane Hazel Dates active: October 5 - 15 Peak classification: Category 4 Sustained wind speed: 130 mph (210 km/h) Areas affected: The Caribbean, Eastern United States Deaths: 581 Damage: $382 million (Pictured) High tides, whipped in by Hurricane Hazel, shatter boats and buildings in Swansboro, North Carolina, on Oct. 15, 1954.