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Major hurricanes to hit The Bahamas

Published: Jul 03, 2013

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The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1866

Max Winds: 140 mph (Category 4) Deaths: 387

 

The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1899

Max Winds: 140 mph (Category 4)  Deaths: 334

 

The Great Nassau Hurricane of 1926

Max Winds: 140 mph (Category 4) Deaths: 268

 

The Great Miami Hurricane of 1926

Max Winds: 150 mph (Category 4) Deaths: 100-plus

 

The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929

Max Winds: 140 mph (Category 4) Deaths: 134

 

The Great Abaco Hurricane of 1932

Max Winds: 155+ mph (Category 5) Deaths: 18

 

Hurricane Donna in 1960

Max Winds: 160 mph (Category 5) Deaths: 2

 

Hurricane Betsy in 1965

Max Winds: 155 mph (Category 5) Deaths: 2

 

Hurricane David in 1979

Max Winds: 170 mph (Category 5) Deaths: 0

 

Hurricane Andrew in 1992

Max Winds: 170 mph (Category 5) Deaths: 4

 

Hurricane Floyd in 1999

Max Winds: 155 mph (Category 5) Deaths: 1

 

Hurricane Michelle in 2001

Max Winds: 135 mph (Category 3) Deaths: 0

 

Hurricane Frances in 2004

Max Winds: 160 mph (Category 4) Deaths: 1

 

Hurricane Jeanne in 2004

Max Winds: 115 mph (Category 4) Deaths: 0

 

Hurricane Wilma in 2005

Max Winds: 175 mph (Category 5) Deaths: 1

 

Hurricane Sandy in 2012

Max Winds: 115 mph (Category 4) Deaths: 0

 

• Source: Wayne Neely