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Disasters In Numbers

These brief summaries created by International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) provide an overview of natural disasters by the numbers.

2009 Disasters In Numbers [134 KB]

2008 Disasters In Numbers [146 KB]

2007 Disasters In Numbers [150 KB]

2006 Disasters In Numbers [144 KB]

2005 Disasters In Numbers [197 KB]

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Records of the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane season:

  • 26 Named Storms (previous record: 21 in 1933)
  • 13 Hurricanes (previous record: 12 in 1969)
  • Four major hurricanes hitting the U.S. (previous record: three in 2004)
  • Three Category 5 Hurricanes (previous record: two in 1960 and 1961)
  • Seven Tropical Storms before August 1 (previous record: five in 1997)
  • Two-Year Consecutive Total of Tropical Storms: 41 (previous record: 32 most recently in 1995-96)
  • Two-Year Consecutive Total of Hurricanes: 24 (previous record: 21 in 1886-87)
  • Two-Year Consecutive Total of Major Hurricanes: 13 (ties record in 1950-51)
  • Two-Year Consecutive Major Hurricane Landfalls: Seven (previous record: five in 1954-55)
  • Two -Year Consecutive Florida Major Hurricane Landfalls: Five (previous record: three in 1949-50)
  • Three-Year Consecutive Total of Tropical Storms: 57 (previous record: 43 most recently in 2002-04)
  • Three-Year Consecutive Total of Hurricanes: 30 (previous record: 27 in 1886-88)
  • Three-Year Consecutive Total of Major Hurricanes: 16 (ties record in 1949-51 and 1950-52)
  • Costliest Atlantic Season ($107 billion+) (previous record 2004, $45 billion)
  • Costliest Hurricane: Katrina ($80 billion+) (previous record Andrew, $26.5 billion - 1992 dollars)
  • Deadliest U.S. Hurricane since 1928: Katrina (1,300+)
  • Strongest Hurricane in the Atlantic Basin: Wilma 882 mbar (previous record: Gilbert at 888 mbar)
  • Three of the six strongest hurricanes on record: Wilma 882 mbar (1st), Rita 897mbar (4th), Katrina 902 mbar (6th)
  • July hurricane: Emily (155 mph top sustained winds) (previous record: Dennis (150 mph) in 2005; Hurricane #1 (140 mph) in 1926

<from http://www.weather.com/newscenter/tropical/>

Click here (PDF file) to view information about each storm of the 2005 Hurricane season, including active dates, landfall location, maximum wind, etc. [45 KB]
Click here (PDF file) to view estimated damage costs of the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane. [46 KB]
Click here (PDF file) to view number of deaths due to the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane season. [49 KB]

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