The Devastating Damage Left Behind By Hurricanes

destroyed amusement park wrecked in Seaside Heights, N.J.
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Between strong winds, heavy rain, flooding, and plenty of lasting health issues after the fact, hurricanes are definitely dangerous and scary. These natural disasters are terrifying when they arrive, but they also leave behind extensive damage that can take years to recover from — costing billions in cleanup and recovery.

In fact, hurricanes Katrina and Harvey are tied for costliest hurricane on record in the Atlantic. Both of these storms resulted in approximately $125 billion in damage.

However, there have been many other hurricanes that left plenty of devastating damage in their wakes. Let’s take a look at some of the hurricane damage that these storms left behind when they hit the U.S. over the years.