Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael

Florida Hurricane Cost

  • Easy $3.3 Million
  • King $32 Million
  • Donna $980 Million
  • Betsy $1.4 Billion
  • Eloise $ 560 Million
  • Elena $1.3 Billion
  • Andrew $24 Billion
  • Opal $2.5 Billion
  • Charley $15.4 Billion
  • Ivan $13 Billion
  • Jeanne $6.9 Billion
  • Dennis $6 Billion
  • Wilma $27.4 Billion
  • Irma $64.8 Billion

Hurricane Michael became the most intense hurricane on record to strike the Florida Panhandle Wednesday, and among the most intense hurricanes to hit the U.S.

The storm is far from over. Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast to sweep through the Southeast Thursday before exiting the Mid-Atlantic coast Friday morning.

The storm made landfall early Wednesday afternoon in Mexico Beach, Fla., about 20 miles southeast of Panama City, as an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane. Eyewitness photos showed devastating damage in this area.

At landfall, the storm’s 155 mph peak winds ranked fourth highest on record for a hurricane hitting the continental U.S. and the pressure ranked third lowest (the lower the pressure, the stronger the storm), below even Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and Katrina in 2005.

Florida Hurricanes MPH

Easy 105 mph 105MPH
King 134 mph 134MPH
Donna 143 mph 143MPH
Betsy 155 mph 155MPH
Eloise 155 mph 155MPH
Elena 127 mph 127MPH
Andrew 175 mph 175MPH
Opal 149 mph 149MPH
Charley 149 mph 149MPH
Ivan 165 mph 165MPH
Jeanne 121 mph 121MPH
Dennis 149 mph 149MPH
Wilma 183 mph 183MPH
Irma 185 mph 185MPH
Michael 155 mph 155MPH

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