The storm killed more than 2,000 people and plunged Beaufort County, S.C., into an economic decline
By Betty Joyce Nash
|Hurricane Name (Category at Landfall)||Year||Affected States||Estimated Deaths|
|Lake Okeechobee (4)||1928||FL, GA, SC||2,500-3,000|
|Katrina (3)||2005||AL, FL, GA, LA, MS||1,200+|
|Chenier Caminanda (4)||1893||AL, LA, MS||1,100-1,400|
|Sea Islands (3)||1893||FL, GA, NC, SC||1,000-2,000|
NOTE: Hurricanes did not receive formal names until 1953. Before then, the worst storms were typically named after the communities they affected.
SOURCE: "The Deadliest, Costliest, and Most Intense United States Tropical Cyclones From 1851 to 2004," National Hurricane Center, August 2005 (updated with estimates from National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration for Katrina)
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