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Eleven Worst Hurricanes In History

By Edited Jan 21, 2016 1 1

Hurricane Wilma

Deadliest Hurricanes In History

With Hurricane Gustav just passing and Hurricane Ike set to create some devastating damage, I thought I'd take a look back into history and see how the crazy hurricanes of late measure up.

While hurricanes like Katrina were nightmares with more than 1800 deaths; Hurricane Katrina can't even hold a candle to the 11th worst Hurricane in history. Take a look at the eleven worst recorded hurricanes in history!

Crazy Typhoon
11. 1864 Calcutta Cyclone

Location: India

Year: October 5th 1864

Death Toll: 60,000

10. 1922 Swatow Typhoon

Location: China

Year: August 1922

Death Toll: 60,000

Typhoon
9. 1882 Bombay cyclone

Location: Bombay, India

Year: June 6th1882

Death Toll: 100,000

8. 1991 Bangladesh cyclone

Location: Bangladesh

Year: April 29th 1991

Death Toll: 138,866

Hurricane Sattellite View
7. Cyclone Nargis

Location: Myanmar

Year: May 2nd 2008

Death Toll: 140,000

6. Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876

Location: Present day Bangladesh

Year: October 29th 1876

Death Toll: 200,000

Hurricane Katrina
5. Super Typhoon Nina

Location: China

Year: July 31st 1975

Death Toll: 210,000

4. 1737 Calcutta cyclone

Location: India

Year: October 7th 1737

Death Toll: 300,000

Hurricane Waves

3. 1881 Haiphong Typhoon

Location: Vietnam

Year: 1881

Death Toll: 300,000

2. 1839 Indian Cyclone

Location: India

Year: November 25th 1839

Death Toll: 300,000

1. 1970 Bhola cyclone

Location: Bangladesh (East Pakistan)

Year: November 12th 1970

Death Toll: 500,000

References:

http://www.wikipedia.com

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Comments

Sep 9, 2008 4:48pm
bobeatspussy
Dude do you home work. US 1938 It was the Perfect Storm. But instead of raging far out in the Atlantic, the Great Hurricane of 1938 left a wake of death and destruction across seven states. It battered J. P. Morgan's Long Island estate, wiped out beach communities from Watch Hill to Newport, flooded the Connecticut Valley, and flattened Vermont's prized maples.

On September 8, 1900, a massive hurricane slammed into Galveston, Texas. A tidal surge of some four feet in as many seconds inundated the city, while the wind destroyed thousands of buildings. By the time the water and winds subsided, entire streets had disappeared and as many as 10,000 were dead--making this the worst natural disaster in America's history.

Read a book some time The sudden Sea and Isaac' Storm are two you should read.
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