South Florida’s Worst Hurricanes, From 1926 to 2005

Images from some of the most destructive hurricanes to hit Miami.

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A shot of the destruction after the Great Miami Hurricane, which directly struck Miami and Miami Beach in September 1926. An estimated 373 people died in the storm, which caused roughly $105 million worth of damages. That would be over $1 billion in today's dollars.
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The September 1945 Category 3 Richmond/South Dade Hurricane sends waves ashore. The storm caused four deaths and $60 million worth of damage in Miami.
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Flooding caused in Miami by Hurricane Donna in September, 1960. The Category 4 storm caused 12 deaths and as much as $350 million in damage.
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A woman rescues her dog from the flood waters of Hurricane Betsy in September 1965. The Category 4 hurricane killed 76 people as it made its way to Louisiana and caused over $1 billion in damages.
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The most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history until Hurricane Katrina, Category 5 Hurricane Andrew swept through South Florida in August 1992, leaving behind an estimated $25 billion in damages behind in Miami-Dade County. It killed over 60 people.
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A radar image of Category 4 Hurricane Charley, which made landfall near Port Charlotte in August 2004. Charley caused 10 U.S. deaths and an estimated $6.75 billion worth of damages in Florida.
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Dark clouds hover as Hurricane Frances approaches a beach in September 2004. Frances killed nine people in South Florida and caused an estimated $60 million worth of damage.
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Satellite image of Category 3 Hurricane Jeanne from September 2004. A Category 3 storm, Jeanne caused an estimated $330 million in damages.
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An Oct. 26, 2005, photo of the Colonial Bank building in Miami that was damaged by Hurricane Wilma. Wilma barreled through Florida as a Category 3 storm that caused billions of dollars of damages and left millions without power.
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Infrared satellite image of Hurricane Katrina approaching South Florida. Though much of the destruction occurred outside Florida, it killed six people and caused $100 million worth of damage in South Florida.
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