Hurricane prep: Are you smarter than a storm tracker? Take our quiz

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Hurricane Irene is one of the biggest hurricanes to hit the US East Coast in years. But how much do you know about these powerful storms?

By , Staff writer

1. Which storm was the strongest ever recorded in the Atlantic basin?

Wilma formed near Jamaica in October and quickly became a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 185 m.p.h. It hammered Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, Cuba, and and Florida, causing 62 deaths and almost $30 billion in damage. But it didn't cause as much damage as another 2005 hurricane, Katrina.

Wilma formed near Jamaica in October and quickly became a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 185 m.p.h. It hammered Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, Cuba, and and Florida, causing 62 deaths and almost $30 billion in damage. But it didn't cause as much damage as another 2005 hurricane, Katrina.

Wilma formed near Jamaica in October and quickly became a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 185 m.p.h. It hammered Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, Cuba, and and Florida, causing 62 deaths and almost $30 billion in damage. But it didn't cause as much damage as another 2005 hurricane, Katrina.

Wilma formed near Jamaica in October and quickly became a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 185 m.p.h. It hammered Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, Cuba, and and Florida, causing 62 deaths and almost $30 billion in damage. But it didn't cause as much damage as another 2005 hurricane, Katrina.

Hurricane Wilma (2005)

 

Hurricane Katrina (2005)

 

Hurricane Isabel (2003)

 

Hurricane Andrew (1992)

 
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