Hurricane Betsy was a category 4 hurricane that hit the American Gulf Coast in 1965. The estimated damage was over 1 million dollars.
Hurricane Ike cause about $37.6 billion in damage.
Hurricane Wilma caused about $29 billion in damage.
Hurricane Gustav happened in 2008. The hurricane cause approximately 6.6 billion dollars. There were 112 deaths due to the hurricane.
Approximately $14 billion
Preliminary estimates suggest that damage from Hurricane Joaquin comes to at least $60 million.
Hurricane Katrina cause $81 billion in damage.
Hurricane Irene is estimated to have cause about $10 billion in damage.
A tornado can cause worse localized damage than a hurricane but overall a hurricane causes more damage because it affects a much bigger area.
Around 19 Billion dollars USD
Damage from Hurricane Sandy is estimated to cost $65 billion. As far as Atlantic hurricanes go, this makes Sandy's price tag second only to that of Hurricane Katrina.
The damage from a tornado is usually more severe than that of a hurricane, but because a tornado covers a much smaller area, the total amount of damage from a tornado is usually less.
A hurricane can cause more damage than a tornado simply because it affects a much larger area.
Hurricane Andre cause about $26 billion in damage in 1992,, equivalent to about $41 billion today.
Generally tornado winds are more destructive that hurricane winds. Hurricane winds, however, cause damage over a much larger area than a tornado, so the overall amount of damage may be greater. The worst damage in a hurricane is usually the result of flooding.
Damage from Hurricane Sandy is estimated to be at least $65 billion.
Hurricanes are far larger than tornadoes, they cause damage over much larger areas. As a result, while damage is often less severe, the total amount of damage is greater. In low-lying areas right along the coast the storm surge of a hurricane can cause damage similar in severity to the very strongest tornadoes. As an example, in 2008 Hurricane Ike completely obliterated portions of Galveston, Texas.
Hurricane can be pretty big and do a lot of damage. The wind speed and massive amounts of water that hurricanes carry cause them to do so much damage.
Yes. A hurricane affects a much larger area than a tornado and so will likely cause more damage overall. Tornado damage is generally more severe than hurricane damage, but it is limited to a small area. There have been far more hurricanes than tornadoes that have caused more than $1 billion in damage.
That is unknown. Hurricane Sandy has not yet made landfall in the U.S. and damage has yet to be assessed in other locations. In short, it is too early to tell.
Hurricane Fran caused about $1.6 billion dollars of damage.
About 40.7 billion dollars, in 2009 value. It was the second costliest in US history.
A hurricane affects a much wider area while a tornado can cause more severe damage in a small area.