What Were the Most Damaging U.S. Hurricanes?

10. Hurricane Hugo (1989) 1 of 11

Total Damage: $10,340,000,000 (in 2012 U.S. dollars)

Affected State(s): South Carolina, North Carolina

Category: 4

Hurricane Hugo is actually considered the second most intense hurricane to hit the US mainland based on size and strength. The devastating storm surge obliterated the coastline of the Carolinas.