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20 Most Amazing Storms Of This Century

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In this century, around 500 typhoons and hurricanes have already struck the earth. We fear this natural power because it destroys our properties and takes away our lives.

Violent tempests in history have caused devastation around the world. Millions of people lost their lives in these natural disasters. Here is the list of 20 most nasty storms of this century.

Here Are The 20 Most Amazing Storm Details With Pictures

1. Carla, 1961

Carla, 1961 Most Amazing Storms Of This Century
Source: www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov

A category 5 hurricane, Carla came ashore west of Galveston, Texas. This severe hurricane had done relatively less casualties compared to other hurricanes on the list.

2.Charley, 2004

Charley, 2004 Most Amazing Storms Of This Century
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According to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale Hurricane Charley was s Category 4 hurricane.

It was the second major hurricane during the Atlantic hurricane season of 2004. It attained 150 mph winds at its peak intensity.

3. Debbie, 1961

Debbie, 1961 Most Amazing Storms Of This Century
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4. Donna, 1960

Donna, 1960 Most Amazing Storms Of This Century
Source: www.nhc.noaa.gov

In 1960, A plane crash happened in Senegal for Hurricane Donna. Later it moved across the ocean and hit the eastern coast of the US.

5. Faith, 1966

Faith, 1966 Helping A Friend Through Grief Quotes
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Hurricane Faith originated from an area between Cape Verde and the west coast of Africa.

It reached the northernmost latitude and had the longest track of any Atlantic tropical cyclone.

According to Saffir- Simpson hurricane scale It was a category 3 hurricane of the 1966 Atlantic hurricane season with the maximum wind of 125mph.

6. Floyd, 1999

Floyd, 1999
Source: www4.ncsu.edu

Hurricane Floyd struck the east coast of the United States in 1999. For the hurricane, a devastating flood occurred in North Carolina.

As a precaution, the US Government has to displace about 2.6 million coastal residents which is the 3rd largest evacuation in U.S. history.

7. Galveston, 1900

Galveston, 1900
Source: www.nhc.noaa.gov

Known regionally as the Great Storm of 1900, hurricane Galveston hit the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Haiti, and Cuba. About 10,000 people were killed in this nasty storm. 

8. Gilbert, 1988

Gilbert, 1988
Source: www.nhc.noaa.gov

According to the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, Gilbert was a Category 5 hurricane. It developed during the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season.

It struck the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean and brought massive destruction.

The most intense hurricane ever observed in the Atlantic basin, Hurricane Gilbert killed 433 people and caused $7 billion worth of damage.

9. Ginger, 1971

Ginger, 1971 Most Amazing Storms Of This Century
Source: www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov

Hurricane Ginger was the second longest-lived Atlantic hurricane. the hurricane of the 1971 Atlantic Hurricane season developed northwest of the Bahamas.

It lasted September 6 to October 3. During this time it swept across the Atlantic Ocean halfway to Spain and then returned back to the U.S. mainland.

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10. Greta-Olivia, 1978

Greta-Olivia, 1978
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Hurricane Greta-Olivia is actually a two-ocean hurricane. Greta struck Central America in 1978. This hurricane developed from a tropical wave just northwestern part of Trinidad. It was renamed Hurricane Olivia when it entered the Pacific region and hit Mexico.

11. Hazel

Hazel Helping A Friend Through Grief Quotes
Source: www4.ncsu.edu

The deadliest hurricane of the 1954 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurrican Hazel killed 400 people in Haiti and then struck The United States.

The category 4 hurricane killed 95 there and then hit Canada and killed 81 people. It not only killed people but also damaged $281 million in properties.

12. Hugo, 1989

Hugo, 1989
Source: www.nhc.noaa.gov

This massive hurricane of 1989 struck the Virgin Islands and the north coast of Puerto Rico. Before this, it hit South Carolina and caused vast damage and loss of life there.

13. Isabel, 2003

Isabel, 2003 Helping A Friend Through Grief Quotes
Source: www.greatdreams.com

The deadliest hurricane of the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Isabel originated near the Cape Verde Islands in the form of a tropical wave.

Later it moved to northeastward with warm water and strengthened to reach peak winds of 165 mph.

14. Ivan, 2004

Ivan, 2004
Source: www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov

According to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, it was a category 5 hurricane of 2004 Atlantic hurricane season.

This destructive hurricane first struck The Caribbean Islands and then the U.S. It brought widespread damage in the U.S. and the Caribbean.

15. Katrina, 2005

Katrina, 2005 Helping A Friend Through Grief Quotes
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Hurricane Catrina was the most destructive and deadliest tropical cyclone in 2005. It was the costliest too in the history of the U.S. Almost 2000 people died and  $80 billion properties were damaged due to subsequent floods.

16. Key Largo, 1935

Key Largo, 1935
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Hurricane Key Largo or the violent “Labor day storm” was one of the most violent hurricanes in the history of the U.S. It was a category 5 hurricane of 1935 Atlantic hurricane season.  

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Approximately 18 to 20 feet storm surge swept over the low-lying islands. It killed about 400 people.

17. Miami, 1926

Miami, 1926 Most Amazing Storms Of This Century
Source: www.nhc.noaa.gov

With 132 mph winds, This extremely devastating hurricane came with a storm surge and inundated famous Miami Beach.

Hundreds of people drowned and billion dollars properties were damaged.

18. Mitch, 1998

Mitch, 1998
Source: nhc.noaa.gov

One of the deadliest hurricanes of the century Hurrican Mitch came with heavy torrential rain which resulted in widespread flooding. About 20000 people were killed in Nicaragua and Honduras and thousands of families became homeless.

19. New England, 1938

New England, 1938 Helping A Friend Through Grief Quotes
Source: en.wikipedia.org

According to the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Scale Hurricane, New England was a category 5 hurricane.

The hurricane developed near the coast of Africa and struck Long Island, New York, and New England.

It came with the heavy torrential rain which caused a devastating flood and killed about 600 people.

20. Camille, 1969

Camille, 1969
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Hurricane Camille was the 2nd most intense tropical cyclone in the history of the U.S. Camille developed as a tropical depression on the south of Cuba and struck the U.S.  It also produced a storm surge of 24 feet. Camille killed 259 people and damaged $1.43 billion in properties.

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I am a former Associated Press sports journalist whose journalistic career began in 1969 after graduating from Syracuse University with B.A. Graduates in journalism and political science. My 38 books include autobiographies written by ghosts of Ron Blomberg, Milo Hamilton, and Al Clark plus The New Baseball Bible, a 424-page unconventional illustrated story published in 2017. My authorship appeared in The Sporting News, Baseball Digest, USA TODAY and the official programs of the Stars and the World Series. I received five first-place awards from the Garden State Journalist Association at its annual dinner on May 23, 2018.

2 Comments

  1. Jeff Fredricks

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    How could you leave out hurricane Fifi-Orlene in September of 1974. The second deadliest hurricane to in Central America. AND A TWO OCEAN hurricane at that?? Much more impressive than many others on here.

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