Worst Hurricanes In Last DecadeResidents Return to St. Bernard Parish After Hurricane RitaHeavily destructed by Hurricane Katrina homes are seen in a neighborhood September 26, 2005 in Chalmette, Louisiana. St. Bernard Parish residents were allowed back into the Parish to assess damage to their homes and property for the first time since Hurricane Rita passed through the area. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)(Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
Worst Hurricanes In Last DecadeCane10While not a hurricane, in 2001 Tropical Storm Allison's widespread heavy rains and resulting floods severely impacted Houston, Texas. The Port of Houston reported 36.99 inches and several other locations reported more than 30 inches. The storm also spawned 23 tornadoes. Allison was responsible for 41 deaths and at least $5 billion in damage in the United States, making it the deadliest and costliest U.S. tropical storm of record.
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Worst Hurricanes In Last DecadeCane9Wind and storm surge from Hurricane Iris in 2001 Iris caused severe damage over portions of the southern Belize coast. The storm was responsible for 31 deaths, including 20 in Belize, 8 in Guatemala and 3 in the Dominican Republic. The deaths in Belize occurred when the M/V Wave Dancer capsized in port, killing 20 of the 28 people on board. (Source: nhc.noaa.gov)(Source: nhc.noaa.gov)
Worst Hurricanes In Last DecadeCane8Hurricane Isabel in 2003 was the worst hurricane to affect the Chesapeake Bay region since 1933. The most intense hurricane of the 2003 season directly resulted in 17 deaths and more than $3 billion in damages. (Source: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)(Source: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Worst Hurricanes In Last DecadeCane7Although ferocious, Charley was a very small hurricane at its Florida landfall in 2004. The total U.S. damage is estimated to be near $15 billion, making Charley the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history. (Source: Mario Tama/Getty Images)(Source: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Worst Hurricanes In Last DecadeCane6Hurricane Frances in 2004 produced a storm surge of nearly six feet at its Florida east coast landfall and caused widespread heavy rains and associated freshwater flooding over much of the eastern United States, with a maximum reported rainfall of 18.07 inches at Linville Falls, North Carolina. Frances was also associated with an outbreak of over 100 tornadoes throughout the southeastern and mid-Atlantic states. (Source: ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)(Source: ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Worst Hurricanes In Last DecadeCane5U.S. damage for 2004's Hurricane Ivan, which crossed southern Florida, is estimated to be near $14.2 billion, the third largest total on record. (Source: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)(Source: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Worst Hurricanes In Last DecadeCane4In 2004, Hurricane Jeanne caused an estimated $6.9 billion in damage in the U.S. (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)(Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Worst Hurricanes In Last DecadeCane3Hurricane Dennis in 2005 caused 42 deaths; 22 in Haiti, 16 in Cuba, three in the United States and one in Jamaica. The damage associated with Dennis in the United States is estimated at $2.23 billion. (Source: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)(Source: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Worst Hurricanes In Last DecadeCane2Devastating storm surge flooding and wind damage occurred in southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas with some surge damage occurring in the Florida Keys. Hurricane Rita in 2005 was responsible for seven deaths, and it caused damage estimated at $10 billion in the United States. (Source: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)Devastating storm surge flooding and wind damage occurred in the Florida Keys.
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Worst Hurricanes In Last DecadeCane1Property damage from Hurricane Ike in 2008 as a hurricane is estimated at $19.3 billion. (Source: Scott Olson/Getty Images)(Source: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Worst Hurricanes In Last DecadeSouth Florida Continues Recovery From Hurricane WilmaThe Colonial Bank building, that was damaged by Hurricane Wilma, stands October 26, 2005 in Miami. Wilma barreled through Florida as a Category 3 storm that did billions of dollars of damage and has left millions without power. Thousands of people were being given water, ice and food. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images) (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)