SLIDESHOW: US Hurricanes By The Numbers
5. Hurricane Wilma (2005)
Landfall Category: 3
U.S. Damage: $20.6 Billion
Date of storm: Oct. 24, 2005
U.S. areas affected: Florida
After striking Mexico from the Caribbean Sea, Wilma turned northeast, strengthened over the Gulf or Mexico, and made landfall near Cape Romano, Fla., on Oct. 24 as a Category 3 hurricane. The eye crossed the Florida Peninsula in less than five hours, and it moved into the Atlantic just north of Palm Beach as a still forceful Category 2 hurricane.
Pictured: A public phone is surrounded by flood waters near a block of hotels as Hurricane Wilma lashes Cancun, Mexico, on Oct. 21, 2005.