Collin Reid, AP Photo

As people on the East Coast prepare for the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, Deseret News took a look at the latest most destructive hurricanes that entered the United States, according to the National Weather Service.

Hurricane Camille - 1969
Jack Thornell, AP Photo

Peak category: 5

Damage: $1.42 billion

Deaths: 259 deaths, including three in Cuba

Strongest winds: 200 MPH

Highest surge height: 24.6 feet at Pass Christian, Mississippi

Highest rain fall: 31 inches

Highest MB pressure: Unknown

Tornadoes produced: Unknown

Hurricane Camille kept intensifying as it moved from the Cayman Islands to the Gulf of Mexico turning to a category 5. It continued on to Mississippi and cut to Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia.

Hurricane Agnes- 1972
Paul Vathis, AP Photo

Peak category: 1

Damage: $2.1 billion in the United States

Deaths: 122 deaths in the United States and 7 in western Cuba

Strongest winds: Unknown

Highest surge height: Unknown

Highest rain fall: 14 to 19 inches

Highest MB pressure: Unknown

Tornadoes produced: Unknown

Hurricane Agnes hit the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, northwestern Caribbean, Georgia and North Carolina. Its final stop was in New York, New York.

Tropical Storm Claudette - 1979
Mari Darr~Welch, AP Photo

Peak category: Unknown

Damage: $400 million from flooding

Deaths: at least two deaths

Strongest winds: Unknown

Highest surge height: Unknown

Highest rain fall: 45 inches in Texas

Highest MB pressure: Unknown

Tornadoes produced: Unknown

Tropical Strom Claudette raged through the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana and Texas. It died out in West Virginia days after hitting Oklahoma.

Hurricane Alicia - 1983
AP Photo

Peak category: 3

Damage: $2 billion in the United States

Deaths: 21 deaths in the United States

Strongest winds: 125 mph gusts of wind

Highest surge height: Unknown

Highest rain fall: Unknown

Highest MB pressure: Unknown

Tornadoes produced: 23

Forming in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Alicia ripped through Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska.

Hurricane Gilbert - 1988
Jeff Robbins, AP Photo

Peak category: 5

Damage: Unknown

Deaths: 318 deaths, which includes 200 deaths in Mexico

Strongest winds: 185 mph

Highest surge height: 20 feet recorded

Highest rain fall: Unknown

Highest MB pressure: 888 mb

Tornadoes produced: 29

This hurricane hit the strongest in Mexico, moving north to the United States.

Hurricane Hugo - 1989
Lou Krasky, AP Photo

Peak category: 5

Damage: about $7 billion in the United States and $1 billion in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Deaths: 50 deaths in the united States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and other areas of the Caribbean

Strongest winds: 120 mph

Highest surge height: 20 feet

Highest rain fall: Unknown

Highest MB pressure: Unknown

Tornadoes produced: Unknown

Passing Puerto Rico, Hurricane Hugo caused havoc in South Carolina ending in southwestern Canada.

Hurricane Andrew - 1992
Lynn Sladky, AP Photo

Peak category: 4

Damage: $26.5 billion in damage in the U.S.

Deaths: 23

Strongest winds: 177 mph gust

Highest surge height: 17 feet

Highest rain fall: 17.23 inches in Florida

Highest MB pressure: Unknown

Tornadoes produced: at least one

According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Andrew was one of the most destructive hurricanes in the United States. It hit the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Florida and Louisiana.

Tropical Storm Alberto - 1994
Chris O'Meara, AP Photo

Peak category: Unknown

Damage: $500 million in damage from flooding

Deaths: 30 deaths from floods

Strongest winds: Unknown

Highest surge height: Unknown

Highest rain fall: 27.61 inches in Americus, GA.

Highest MB pressure: Unknown

Tornadoes produced: Unknown

After moving from the African coast to the Caribbeans, Tropical Storm Alberto moved to the western Florida Panhandle and over to Georgia. It also effected Alabama with excessive rainfall.

Hurricane Opal - 1995
Novedades de Tabasco, AP Photo

Peak category: 4

Damage: $3 billion in damage in the United States

Deaths: 59 deaths, including 50 in Mexico and Guatemala

Strongest winds: 144 mph gust in Florida

Highest surge height: 10-20 feet at the Florida Panhandle

Highest rain fall: Unknown

Highest MB pressure: Unknown

Tornadoes produced: at least one

Hurricane Opal began as a tropical wave off the African coast, moving towards the Atlantic and Caribbean. It weakened as it hit Pensacola Beach, Florida, moving inland over the Ohio Valley ending in the Great Lakes.

Hurricane Mitch - 1998
John Hart, Deseret News

Peak category: 5

Damage: $40 million in damage in Florida, not to mention the damage found in Central America

Deaths: 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing in Central America; Two died in the Florida Keys, and 31 died when the schooner Fantome sank because of the hurricane

Strongest winds: Unknown

Highest surge height: Unknown

Highest rain fall: Unknown

Highest MB pressure: 905 mb

Tornadoes produced: Unknown

Hurricane Mitch took place in the Caribbean Sea, moving to Honduras where it dropped to a category one. It picked up life as it moved across the Atlantic, hitting the Florida Keys.

Hurricane Floyd - 1999
Chris O'Meara, AP Photo

Peak category: 4

Damage: $3 to 6 billion

Deaths: 56 deaths in the United States and one in the Bahamas.

Strongest winds: 120 mph

Highest surge height: Unknown

Highest rain fall: 19.06 inches in Wilmington, North Carolina

Highest MB pressure: Unknown

Tornadoes produced: Unknown

Moving from Africa, Hurricane Floyd became stronger as it hit the Bahama Islands. It moved northeast to North Carolina up to New England –– effecting states like New York with rain fall.

Tropical Storm Allison - 2001
Kevin Bartram, AP Photo/The Galveston County Daily News

Peak category: Unknown

Damage: at least $5 billion in the United States

Deaths: 41

Strongest winds: Unknown

Highest surge height: Unknown

Highest rain fall: 36.99 inches of rain in Port of Houston, Texas

Highest MB pressure: Unknown

Tornadoes produced: 23

Tropical Storm Allison disturbed the waters in the Gulf of Mexico effecting Texas and Louisiana. The storm eventually moved to North Carolina then to southeast Cape Cod and Nova Scotia.

Hurricane Isabel - 2003
Dave Martin, AP Photo

Peak category: 4

Damage: about $3 billion, 4 million customers lost power

Deaths: 17

Strongest winds: Unknown

Highest surge height: more than 8 feet

Highest rain fall: Unknown

Highest MB pressure: Unknown

Tornadoes produced: Unknown

Hurricane Isabel was slowly moved from African coastline to North Carolina, Chesapeake Bay, crossing Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C. Gusts of wind even effected New York.

Hurricane Charley - 2004
Andrew West, AP Photo/The News-Press

Peak category: 4

Damage: $15 billion

Deaths: 10 deaths in the United States, Four in Cuba, one in Jamaica

Strongest winds: 120 mph

Highest surge height: 7 feet

Highest rain fall: less than 8 inches

Highest MB pressure: 941 mb

Tornadoes produced: 16

Hurricane Charley began in southeast of Barbados, and became stronger as it circled in the eastern Caribbeans. It quickly moved to Florida and hit South Carolina, Myrtle Beach. It weakened in North Carolina and Virginia Beach.

Hurricane Frances - 2004
Hilda M Perez, AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel

Peak category: 4

Damage: $8.9 billion in the U.S.; over 90 percent of the damage was in Florida

Deaths: Seven in the United States and one in the Bahamas

Strongest winds: 145 mph

Highest surge height: 6 feet

Highest rain fall: 18.07 inches in Linville Falls, North Carolina

Highest MB pressure: Unknown

Tornadoes produced: Over 100

Hurricane Frances began it's trail of destruction in Cape Verde Islands, eventually moving towards the Bahamas and Florida. It became extratropical over West Virginia.

Hurricane Ivan - 2004
Ted Jackson, AP Photo/The Times Picayune

Peak category: 5

Damage: $14.2 billion in the United States and 95 percent of the buildings in the Grand Cayman were damaged or destroyed

Deaths: 92 deaths, which include 25 in the U.S. Other deaths were in Grenada, Jamaica, Tobago and Barbados, Dominican Republic, Cayman Islands, Venezuela

Strongest winds: 160 MPH

Highest surge height: 10 to 15 feet

Highest rain fall: almost 10 to 15 inches

Highest MB pressure: minimum pressure at 910 mp

Tornadoes produced: 100

Hurricane Ivan developed on the west coast of Africa, and quickly moved to the Caribbeans where it reached it's peak category. It also left an impression in the Gulf of Mexico twice, crossing southern Florida, ending in southwestern Louisiana.

Hurricane Jeanne - 2004
Chris O'Meara, AP Photo

Peak category: Unknown

Damage: $6.9 billion in the United States

Deaths: Over 3,000 deaths in Haiti from mudslides and flash-floods; six deaths in the United States, including Puerto Rico

Strongest winds: 120 MPH

Highest surge height: Unknown

Highest rain fall: almost 24 inches reported in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Highest MB pressure: Unknown

Tornadoes produced: Unknown

Hurricane Jeanne caused destruction around the Bahamas, northeastern United States and western Atlantic.

Hurricane Dennis - 2005
David Massey, AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun

Peak category: 4

Damage: $2.23 billion in the United States and about $31.7 million (U.S. dollars) in Jamaica

Deaths: about 42 deaths, which include the U.S., Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica

Strongest winds: 150 mph south of central Cuba

Highest surge height: Unknown

Highest rain fall: 23 inches in both Cuba and Jamaica

Highest MB pressure: Minimum pressure of 956 mb

Tornadoes produced: 10

Beginning on the west coast of Africa, the hurricane moved to the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. It eventually moved inland with low pressure over Tennessee, Ohio and ending in southeastern Canada.

Hurricane Katrina - 2005
Bill Haber, AP Photo

Peak category: 5

Damage: $75 billion in New Orleans and the Mississippi coast

Deaths: about 1200 deaths

Strongest winds: 116 mph gust of wind reported in Port Arthur, Texas

Highest surge height: 25 to 28 feet Mississippi coast.

Highest rain fall: 10 to 15 inches in isolated parts in Louisiana, Mississippi and eastern Texas

Highest MB pressure: 902 mb in the southeast of the Mississippi River

Tornadoes produced: 33

Hurricane Katrina caused the most damage in southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi. But it also had effect on southwestern Alabama, along the northern Gulf coast and southern and western Florida.

Hurricane Rita - 2005
Kevork Djansezian, AP Photo

Peak category: 5

Damage: $10 billion in the United States

Deaths: 7 deaths

Strongest winds: 116 mph gust of wind reported in Port Arthur, Texas

Highest surge height: 5 feet above normal in the Keys

Highest rain fall: 10 to 15 inches in isolated parts in Louisiana, Mississippi and eastern Texas

Highest MB pressure: Unknown

Tornadoes produced: 90

Hurricane Rita created damage around southeastern Texas, Southwestern Louisiana and the Florida Keys.

Hurricane Wilma - 2005
J. Pat Carter, AP Photo

Peak category: 4

Damage: 16.8 billion in southern Florida

Deaths: 22 direct deaths

Strongest winds: 117 mph gust of wind reported in Belle Glade, Florida

Highest surge height: Unknown

Highest rain fall: 62.05 inches of rain

Highest MB pressure: 882

Tornadoes produced: 10

Hurricane Wilma stretched from the Caribbean Sea, over to the Gulf of Mexico. Soon after it headed northeast to southern Florida, and up to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Hurricane Ike - 2008
Stacey Kratz, Deseret News

Peak category: 4

Damage: 20.3 billion

Deaths: 131 deaths, 34 missing

Strongest winds: 145 mph

Highest surge height: 15-20 feet

Highest rain fall: 19 inches in southeastern Texas

Highest MB pressure:
unknown

Tornadoes produced: unknown

Hurricane Ike cause havoc around the Caribbean, coasts of Texas, Louisana and directly or indirectly around the Ohio valley. Flooding and mudslides were found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.