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.
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1. Carla, 1961
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.
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
This tropical cyclone struck Britain and Ireland in September 1961. It’s a category 3 hurricane with a maximum wind of 120mph. It originated along the west coast of Africa and made its way through the Atlantic until it struck Ireland where 11 people were killed by the storm.
4. Donna, 1960
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
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 maximum wind of 125mph.
6. Floyd, 1999
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
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
9. Ginger, 1971
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.
10. Greta-Olivia, 1978
12. Hugo, 1989
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
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
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
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
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. Approximately 18 to 20 feet storm surge swept over the low-lying islands. It killed about 400 people.
17. Miami, 1926
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
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
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
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.