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Top Ten Deadliest Storms

January 26, 2013

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.

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  1. Andy DC permalink
    January 27, 2013 12:11 am

    People don’t think of Bangladesh as tornado alley, but some of the deadliest tornadoes in history have hit there. The 1989 tornado killed approximately 1,300, by far the world’s worst tornado disaster. The twister was a mile wide over a 50 mile path. 81,000 were left homeless.

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