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Hurricane Michael has devastated parts of the Florida coast. At least 12 people have been reported killed so far since it hit on Wednesday (Oct. 10). Communities have been decimated, and officials are still barring evacuated residents from returning home.

At its peak, the storm had sustained winds of 135 knots (155 mph or 250km/h), classifying it as a Category 4 storm—and close to being a Category 5, which has wind speeds starting at 137 knots.

There have been 24 north Atlantic hurricanes since 1968 that had sustained wind speeds of at least 135 knots. Prior to Michael, the most recent was Hurricane Joaquin, which wrecked the Bahamas when it hit in 2015. The strongest on record was Hurricane Allen in 1980, which had wind speeds up to 165 knots and left more than 200 people dead. In the map above you can see the path of all 24 hurricanes, including Michael.

1980
Allen
165
1988
Gilbert
160
2005
Wilma
160
1998
Mitch
155
2005
Rita
155
1969
Camille
150
1977
Anita
150
1979
David
150
1992
Andrew
150
2005
Katrina
150
2007
Dean
150
2007
Felix
150
2003
Isabel
145
2004
Ivan
145
1971
Edith
140
1989
Hugo
140
2005
Emily
140
1998
Georges
135
1999
Floyd
135
1999
Lenny
135
2008
Gustav
135
2010
Igor
135
2015
Joaquin
135

* Maximum sustained wind speed

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