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The most devastating hurricane the year you were born

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 77: FLAGLER BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 08: A1A is seen after ocean waters stirred up by Hurricane Matthew washed away part of the ocean front road on October 8, 2016 in Flagler Beach, Florida. Across the Southeast, Over 1.4 million people have lost power due to Hurricane Matthew which has been downgraded to a category 1 hurricane on Saturday morning. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

2016 - Hurricane Matthew

Dates active: Sept. 28 - Oct. 9
Peak classification: Category 5
Sustained wind speed: 165 mph (270 km/h)
Areas affected: Antilles, Venezuela, Colombia, East Coast of the United States, Atlantic Canada
Deaths: 603
Damage: $15 billion

(Pictured) Florida State Road A1A is seen after ocean waters stirred up by Hurricane Matthew washed away part of the ocean front road on Oct. 8, 2016, in Flagler Beach, Florida, U.S.

© Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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