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The 20 Deadliest Cyclones

From Weather Underground. Note that of these only one has occurred since the supposed onset of man-made global warming. The latest tragic cyclone should come in at #10 or thereabouts.

Rank:   Name / Areas of Largest Loss:   Year:   Ocean Area:     Deaths:

1.      Great Bhola Cyclone, Bangladesh 1970    Bay of Bengal   550,000

2.      Hooghly River Cyclone, India and Bangladesh     1737    Bay of Bengal   350,000

3.      Haiphong Typhoon, Vietnam       1881    West Pacific    300,000

3.      Coringa, India  1839    Bay of Bengal   300,000

5.      Backerganj Cyclone, Bangladesh  1584    Bay of Bengal   200,000

6.      Great Backerganj Cyclone, Bangladesh    1876    Bay of Bengal   200,000

7.      Chittagong, Bangladesh  1897    Bay of Bengal   175,000

8.      Super Typhoon Nina, China       1975    West Pacific    171,000

9.      Cyclone 02B, Bangladesh 1991    Bay of Bengal   140,000

10.     Great Bombay Cyclone, India     1882    Arabian Sea     100,000

11.     Hakata Bay Typhoon, Japan       1281    West Pacific    65,000 

12.     Calcutta, India 1864    Bay of Bengal   60,000 

13.     Swatlow, China  1922    West Pacific    60,000 

14.     Barisal, Bangladesh     1822    Bay of Bengal   50,000 

15.     Sunderbans coast, Bangladesh    1699    Bay of Bengal   50,000 

16.     Bengal Cyclone, Calcutta, India 1942    Bay of Bengal   40,000 

17.     Canton, China   1862    West Pacific    37,000 

18.     Backerganj (Barisal), Bangladesh        1767    Bay of Bengal   30,000 

19.     Barisal, Bangladesh     1831    Bay of Bengal   22,000 

20.     Great Hurricane, Lesser Antilles Islands        1780    Atlantic        22,000 

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