The 5 Most Deadly Hurricanes in the United States

As Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin makes its way toward the Eastern coast of the United States, preparations are underway to minimize the damage in areas where the storm might possibly make landfall.

Current predictions have Joaquin’s 130-mile-an-hour fury landing in Virginia, North Carolina or New Jersey. Those states have already declared a state of emergency. Even if the storm turns away from the US, coastal regions are expected to suffer heavy rains and flooding.

As Joaquin’s every move is traced, it’s interesting to revisit some of the deadliest hurricanes to strike US soil. Here is The Weather Channel’s list of the top 5 killer hurricanes. A full list appears below.