14. Hurricane Ivan
At a cost of nearly $20 billion in damage and twenty-five lives, Hurricane Ivan was not to be messed around with when hit Gulf Shores in 2004. When it made landfall, the Ivan’s winds were gusting at nearly 120 mph. Though it dissipated after hitting the United States, Ivan proved to be something of a fatherly storm, ultimately generating more than 100 tornadoes that spiraled out in its wake.