How many people survived unharmed in Hurricane Andrew?
Andrew affected millions of people (including the entire Miami area) and most were unharmed.
No. Hurricane Andrew is nowhere near being the deadliest hurricane. Andrew killed 26 people directly and led to additional 39 indirect deaths. The deadliest hurricane to hit the U.S. was the Galveston hurricane of 1900, which killed at least 8,000 people and possibly as many as 1,200. The deadliest known Atlantic hurricane was the Great hurricane of 1780 with at least 22,000 fatalities. The deadliest tropical cyclone (generic term for hurricane, typhoon, etc.) on record…
Hurricane Katrina was far worse. It was significantly more destructive and many times deadlier than Hurricane Andrew. Comparing the statistics, Hurricane Andrew killed 65 people and cost $26.5 billion ($36.9 billion in 2005 dollars). By comparison Katrina killed 1,836 people and cost $108 billion. In addition to the simple numbers, horrific conditions on New Orleans persisted for days if not weeks afterwards.
Hurricane Katrina was the most destructive and deadliest Atlantic tropical cyclone of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It lasted for about 10 days. While it is impossible to determine the number of people who survived considering the enormity of destruction, about 1883 people died in the catastrophe.
When Hurricane Camille struck in 1969, many warnings were issued for people to evacuate because of how strong the storm was. It affected Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Cuba, but over 250 people died because they believed they had been through severe hurricanes before and survived, so they did not evacuate.