2010 season was a very active season with 17 named storms, 8 hurricanes and 5 major hurricanes.
The strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall on the US in the 2010 hurricane season was Hurricane Gaston, peaking winds of 175 miles per hour, a category 5 hurricane, and sustaining winds
of 135 miles per hour, a category 4 hurricane, during landfall near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Another notable hurricane was Hurricane Igor, containing winds of 125 miles per hour making it a category 3 hurricane during landfall near Jupiter Island, Florida. Gaston killed 750 people and caused several million dollars in damage.
Tropical Storm Alex
A tropical disturbance formed in the Northwest Carribean sometime toward the end of May and gradually began to organize as it moved North into the Gulf Of Mexico and on May 26, developed straight into Tropical Storm Alex (the first of the season) a couple of hundred miles West of Tampa Florida. The conditions were favorable enough for the tropical storm to slowly but surely intensify and made landfall the next afternoon near Intercoastal City with surface winds of around 55 MPH along with gusts to near hurricane force. A peak wind gust of 69 MPH was reported West of New Orleans and 2 direct deaths were confirmed among 8 other indirect deaths, mostly from the heavy flooding rains the remmants caused in the Midwest.