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What are some of the Largest Storms in History?

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Florida residents are no strangers to large storms. Warnings that would send people from other states into a major panic often get a minimal reaction from Floridians. As such, it is easy to downplay the impact of all storms and forget that some of them have been extremely deadly and damaging. Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones have played a big role in monumental storms of the past, making their mark forever in the history books.

Floridians are most familiar with hurricanes, much like our Louisiana counterparts. However, some regions of the world like Japan, India, and the Philippines have experienced some of the worst storms to be seen anywhere around the globe. The dangers of these storms range drastically and even have different names depending on where they are located. For instance, a hurricane refers to a storm that forms over the Atlantic or the Pacific Ocean. A typhoon, however, refers to storms forming over any other ocean.

Today, we thought we would take a moment to highlight some of the most significant storms in the world’s history. From being extremely deadly to extremely destructive, the following, in no particular order, are some of history’s largest storms:

  1. Kavali Cyclone in Thailand
  2. Hong Kong Rainstorm Disasters in Hong Kong
  3. Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans
  4. The Great Bhola Cyclone in Bangladesh
  5. Hugli River Cyclone in India
  6. Haiphong Typhoon in the Gulf of Tonkin
  7. Hurricane Liza in Mexico
  8. Vargas Tragedy in Venezuela
  9. The Great Hurricane in Barbados
  10. Super Typhoon Nina in Hualien, China

Images of these storms will shake a person to their core. They were massive and took tens of thousands of lives when they hit. While no one can guess the extent to which a storm may be dangerous, being prepared at all times is imperative to staying safe. At SERVPRO of Altamonte Springs / Longwood, we take pride in the storm damage work that we have done in the past and continue to do today. Call us today at (407) 830-9899 to learn more about our storm damage experts.

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