Top Ten Deadliest Storms
By Paul Homewood
More from the Emergency Events Database, run by WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED).
The top ten deadliest storms are listed below.
Only one has occurred this century.
It could be argued that these sort of disasters are less deadly nowadays, because of warning systems and better disaster management systems. However, I would argue that higher population levels in these regions would outweigh these factors. Certainly the Boxing Day tsunami reminded us all, that the inhabitants there are still extremely vulnerable to disasters of any sort.