10 Costliest Atlantic Hurricanes in History

April 16, 2015
Utilities have done heroic work restoring power after catastrophic damage from these dreaded weather events.

Nothing causes dread among linemen and utility managers like an approaching hurricane.

Spanning up to 2,000 miles in diameter and winds up to 165 miles per hour. Hurricanes have many ways to wreak havoc on infrastructure: winds, flooding, flying debris and torrential rain. Over the past 20 years we've seen Atlantic hurricanes cause billions of dollars in damage with increasing frequency.

Weather experts speculate that climate change may bring an increase in the number of strong storms and hurricanes. 

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