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    Most Extreme Tropical Cyclones


    NHC maintains two documents with regard to some of the most infamous hurricanes on record. One report examines United States impacts while the other encompasses the entire Atlantic basin.

    Please access the documents by using the links below.

    United States Impacts

    The Deadliest, Costliest, and Most Intense United States Tropical Cyclones
    from 1851 to 2010 (and Other Frequently Requested Hurricane Facts)

    NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS NHC-6
    [PDF]   [MS-Word]

    2017 update to the costliest US tropical cyclones
    [PDF]

    Atlantic Basin Impacts

    The Deadliest Atlantic Tropical Cyclones, 1492-1996


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