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Pages: 146. Not illustrated. Chapters: Cyclonic Storms, North
Indian Ocean Cyclone Seasons, Severe Cyclonic Storms, Super
Cyclonic Storms, Very Severe Cyclonic Storms, Cyclone Nargis, 1970
Bhola Cyclone, Cyclone Gonu, Cyclone Sidr, Cyclone Aila, Cyclone
Bijli, Cyclone Agni, 2000 Sri Lanka Cyclone, Cyclone Akash, 2002
Oman Cyclone, 1990 Andhra Pradesh Cyclone, Timeline of the 1999
North Indian Ocean Cyclone Season, 1980 1984 North Indian Ocean
Cyclone Seasons, Cyclone Phyan, 1999 Orissa Cyclone, Cyclone
Yemyin, 2001 India Cyclone, 1991 Bangladesh Cyclone, Cyclone Mala,
List of North Indian Ocean Cyclone Seasons, Cyclone Nisha. Excerpt:
Cyclone Nargis (JTWC designation: 01B, also known as Very Severe
Cyclonic Storm Nargis), was a strong tropical cyclone that caused
the worst natural disaster in the recorded history of Burma
(officially known as Myanmar). The cyclone made landfall in the
country on May 2, 2008, causing catastrophic destruction and at
least 138,000 fatalities. The Labutta Township alone was reported
to have 80,000 dead, with about 10,000 more deaths in Bogale. There
were around 55,000 people missing and many other deaths were found
in other towns and areas, although the Burmese government's
official death toll was grossly underreported as they had simply
stopped counting the dead to minimize political fallout. It was
feared and quite possible that due to lack of relief efforts, a
total of a million people already had or would have died from this
catastrophe. Damage was estimated at over $10 billion (USD), which
made it the most damaging cyclone ever recorded in this basin.
Nargis is the deadliest named cyclone in the North Indian Ocean
Basin, as well as the second deadliest named cyclone of all time,
behind Typhoon Nina of 1975. Including unnamed storms like the 1970
Bhola cyclone, Nargis is the 8th deadliest cyclone of all...
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