Tag Archives: Cyclone / Hurricane / Typhoon

Cyclones of Madagascar


On February 14, 2011 the category 3 tropical cyclone known as Bingiza ravished through Madagascar with wind speeds up to 115 mph. This cyclone destroyed several houses and buildings in the northern part of the big island before making its … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Corps Levee breach


In August of 2005, what Maryland Weather calls the third deadliest United States hurricane, Hurricane Katrina, struck the south. Tearing its way through the gulf of Mexico it gained the strength of a category 5 storm, although it made landfall … Continue reading

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There are hurricanes in Texas?


You mustn’t forget that Texas is located on the gulf of Mexico. But when Texas comes to mind people don’t usually think of hurricanes.  But on September 8th 1900 the hurricane barreling down on them was the only thing on the … Continue reading

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Cyclone Yasi


Many people across Australia were facing the destructive aftermath of Cyclone Yasi on February 3rd 2011. The streets were covered in trees and many power lines were down. The storm left 180,000 homes with out electricity. The cyclone was classified … Continue reading

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Cyclones Bombard Australia With Rain


Cyclones near Australia have led to heavy rainfall, specifically cyclone Carlos.  Record levels of rain, over 684mm of rain fell in Darwin, Australia over the span of four days.  Subsequently, homes were evacuated, the Darwin airport was shut down and … Continue reading

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Population of New Orleans falls 30% since Hurricane Katrina


The population of New Orleans LA, has dropped 30% since the 2000 census. A good amount of this was due to Hurricane Katrina, which hit the city in the summer of 2005. Before Katrina, New Orleans was famously an overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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What does the future hold?


The 2011 hurricane activity is estimated to be about 40% above normal. The long-range forecast predicts that we will have a rather active season with 4 forceful hurricanes, 8.4 hurricanes and 15.6 named tropical storms.  It is also estimated that … Continue reading

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Caribbean Paradise Flattened


On September 4, 2004, a tropical depression developed into a Tropical Storm, Hurricane Ivan, in the Atlantic Ocean 500 miles off the coast of Brazil. Hurricane Ivan ripped through the Caribbean and devastated many countries including the Cayman Islands. Tourism … Continue reading

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More flooding to Australia: Cyclone Yasi


As Australia is still dealing with flooding, more damage will be caused by Cyclone Yasi, which is expected to hit in the next few days. It has strengthened to a category 3 storm and is expected to reach a 4. … Continue reading

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Typhoon Tip 1979


Typhoon Tip may not have been the most damaging or deadly typhoon in history but has been considered the most intense. Tip struck during the 1979 Pacific typhoon season. It formed in the western Pacific Ocean and headed toward Guam. … Continue reading

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