A look at some of the deadliest hurricanes in North Carolina
Created by wralonline on Jul 13, 2011
Last updated: 07/24/11 at 02:32 PM
Hurricane Isabel struck Cape Lookout with 104 mph winds. Its most memorable image was a new inlet carved through the barrier islands of North Carolina. It killed three people in the state, tying it with Hurricane Diana as North Carolina's ninth-deadliest storm. Isabel killed 50 people total.
Hurricane Floyd remains the costliest and second-deadliest storm to hit North Carolina. It killed 52 people in the state and created $7.8 billion worth of damage. Most of the deaths were related to flooding.
Hurricane Fran struck Bald Head Island as a Category 3 storm and marched inland, bringing hurricane-strength winds as far west as the Triangle. Fran killed 24, making it North Carolina's third deadliest storm.
Hurricane Hugo came far inland, hitting Charlotte with 85 mph winds and moving over the Appalachians. Hugo killed 12 people in North Carolina, ranking it as the state's sixth-deadliest storm.
Hurricane Diana struck near Southport with 98 mph winds, then meandered across eastern North Carolina, creating flooding. It killed three people in North Carolina, tying it with Hurricane Donna as the ninth-deadliest storm to hit the state.
Hurricane Agnes struck Florida as a small hurricane, then moved overland to hit North Carolina, around Lumberton, as a tropical storm. Agnes moved across eastern North Carolina, re-formed in the Atlantic and left damage from Pennsylvania to New York. It killed 129 people overall, including two people in North Carolina. It ranks as the state's 10th deadliest storm.
Hurricane Donna made landfall in the Bouge Inlet as a Category 2 hurricane and 110 mph winds. It killed eight people in North Carolina, ranking it as the state's seventh-deadliest storm. Across the U.S., it killed 364 people.
Hurricane Hazel roared into Calabash, N.C., with Category 4 winds. It killed 19 people in North Carolina and around 600 across the Caribbean, U.S. and Canada. Hazel ranks as the fifth-deadliest hurricane in North Carolina history.
This Category 2 hurricane made landfall at Ocracoke and moved north over the Pamlico Sound before crossing over what's now the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. It killed 21 people, making it the fourth-deadliest storm in North Carolina history.
This unnamed storm came ashore at Cape Lookout as a Category 3 storm and swung east and north across eastern North Carolina. It killed five people, making it the state's eighth-deadliest storm.
An unnamed hurricane in 1883 killed 53 people in North Carolina - the most in the state's recorded history. It made landfall at Sunset Beach, near the South Carolina border, and continued north on a path through Clinton and Spring Hope.