Hurricane timeline

  • Great Hurricane of 1780

    The Great Hurricane of 1780, also known as the Hurricane San Calixto II, is the deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record. Over 27,500 people died... Read more

  • Last Island Hurricane

    The Last Island hurricane of 1856 was an intense Atlantic hurricane that destroyed Last Island in southern Louisiana. The first tropical cyclone,... Read more

  • Sea Island Hurricane of 1893

    On August 27, 1893 a major hurricane which came to be known as the Sea Islands Hurricane struck the United States near Savannah, Georgia. It was... Read more

  • Cheniere Caminada Hurricane of 1893

    Originating near the Yucatan Peninsula, a compact and fast-moving hurricane rode a low pressure trough across the river and bayou plains of extreme... Read more

  • A Hurricane Hits The Gulf Of Mexico

    On September 8, 1900, hurricane winds of at least 120 miles per hour ripped across the Texas coastline of the Gulf of Mexico, killing over 5000... Read more

  • Galveston Hurricane of 1900

    The Hurricane of 1900 made landfall on the city of Galveston in the U.S. state of Texas, on September 8, 1900. It had estimated winds of 135 miles... Read more

  • Galveston Hurricane of 1915

    The 1915 Galveston Hurricane was a deadly hurricane that struck Leeward Islands, Hispanola, Cuba and Texas, in mid August of the 1915 Atlantic... Read more

  • Nassau Hurricane of 1926

    The 1926 storm was described by the U.S. Weather Bureau in Miami as "probably the most destructive hurricane ever to strike the United States." It... Read more

  • Labor Day Hurricane of 1935

    On September 1, 1935, storm warnings were posted for all of south Florida, including the Keys. This was on Sunday, the day before Labor Day.... Read more

  • Hurricane Audrey

    Hurricane Audrey was the first major hurricane of the 1957 Atlantic hurricane season. Audrey was the only storm to reach Category 4 status in June.... Read more

  • Escuminac Hurricane of 1959

    June 19, 1959: a fierce hurricane lashes the Gulf of St. Lawrence, wreaking awesome damage and disaster on the New Brunswick coast. The storm... Read more

  • Hurricane Camille

    Hurricane Camille, the USA's second strongest 20th century hurricane, hit the Gulf Coast in 1969. Camille became a hurricane on Aug. 15, 1969... Read more

  • Hurricane Allen

    In this era of tremendous tropical activity, we go back to a time when powerful hurricanes were far fewer in the Atlantic Basin. As a matter of... Read more

  • Hurricane Gilbert

    Hurricane Gilbert is the second most intense hurricane ever to have been observed in the Atlantic Basin, second only behind Hurricane Wilma of the... Read more

  • Hurricane Andrew

    Hurricane Andrew in 1992 proved to be one of the most destructive hurricanes ever to hit the United States. By the time Andrew made it to Florida’s... Read more

  • Hurricane Mitch

    Hurricane Mitch was the most powerful hurricane of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season, with maximum sustained winds of 180 mph (285 km/h). The... Read more

  • Hurricane Ivan

    Hurricane Ivan was the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded. The cyclone was also the sixth hurricane and the fourth major hurricane... Read more

  • Hurricane Jeanne

    Tropical Depression Jeanne developed late in the afternoon on Monday, September 13, 2004, 70 miles east-southeast of Guadeloupe. Jeanne became a... Read more

  • Hurricane Katrina

    At approximately 6:10 a.m., Central Daylight Time, on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina, a Category 4 storm packing winds of 145 m.p.h., made... Read more

  • Hurricane Wilma

    Hurricane Wilma plowed into southwest Florida early yesterday with howling 125 mph winds and dashed across the state to the Miami-Fort Lauderdale... Read more

  • 2010 Hurricane Season Begins in Gulf of Mexico with Formation of Tropical Storm Alex

    Cross your fingers: The first tropical storm of the season has formed in the Caribbean. Alex is expected to pass over the Yucatan Peninsula this... Read more