The Deadliest, Costliest, and Most Intense Hurricanes in NC

Selected Notorious Hurricanes in North Carolina (updated July 2019)

HurricaneCategory
at
Landfall
Maximum
Wind
in NC
(mph)
Pressure
in NC
(millibars)
Deaths
in NC
(direct)
Damages
in NC
($ not
adjusted
for
inflation)
August 18793168*UNK40+UNK
Sept 18833120*UNK53UNK
August 18993140*UNK25UNK
Sept 19333125*95721$3 M
Sept 19443110*9471$1.5 M
Hazel, 19544150*93819$136 M
Ione, 19553107**9487$88 M
Donna, 19603*120*9638$25 M
Diana, 19843**115**9773$85 M
Gloria, 19853100*9421$8 M
Hugo, 19893*100*9787$1 B
Emily, 19933111**9820$13 M
Bertha, 19962108**9732$1.2 B
Fran, 19963122**95424$5.2 B
Bonnie,
1998
2116**9641$480 M
Dennis,
1999
TS110**9840$100 M
Floyd, 19992130**98152$6 B
Isabel, 20032117**9631$350 M
Irene, 20111115**9514$1.2 B
Matthew,
2016
110298125$1.5 B
Florence,
2018
19195615$22 B

*Estimated gusts
**Measured gusts
*Category 3 in North Carolina, category 4 elsewhere
**Cape Fear area only, was a category 2 at final landfall