Top 5 Most Destructive Hurricanes in History

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The National Hurricane Center has been naming tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean since 1953, using a system established by the World Meteorological Organization. These names are set to rotate every six years; however, names are retired once attached to a storm so destructive that using it again would be insensitive and inappropriate. Since 1954, the National Hurricane Center has retired 77 names. Of those storms, these five caused the greatest property damage and loss of life in the United States.
Top 5 Most Destructive Hurricanes in History
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The National Hurricane Center has been naming tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean since 1953, using a system established by the World Meteorological Organization. These names are set to rotate every six years; however, names are retired once attached to a storm so destructive that using it again would be insensitive and inappropriate. Since 1954, the National Hurricane Center has retired 77 names. Of those storms, these five caused the greatest property damage and loss of life in the United States.
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