Because of modern hurricane tracking technology and warnings, and advances in building structures, deaths from hurricanes has greatly decreased in our modern times. However, hurricanes are still extremely dangerous and can cause massive damage and mass population displacement.
Hurricane Katrina has been the most destructive and well-known hurricane in recent history. Over 15 million people were directly affected by the natural disaster through the economy, evacuations, gas prices and drinking water. The storm hit the Gulf coast on August 29, 2005 and caused tens of billions of dollars of property damage. Many people lost their homes and everything they owned and knew. The storm forced them to migrate to other cities across the United States. More than 400,000 jobs were lost by the storm sending the area into a financial crisis. At least 1,836 people lost their lives in the hurricane making it the third most deadly in the history of the United States.
The government was called in to help in relief efforts and many organizations and volunteers went into the area to help the people recover. Five years later, recovery is still in process and with the recent Gulf Oil Catastrophe, the area has had a lot to deal with recently.
There have been many hurricanes that have affected large areas and killed many people. If you want more information on these, follow this link:
Deadliest Hurricanes in History