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1737 Cyclone
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India
Calcutta, India on October 7, 1737Killed 3000 in Calcutta although there are reports of as many as 300,000 being killed
Cyclone Althea
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Australia
Magnetic Island and Townsville, New Queesnland on December 24, 1971. Category 4 storm killed 1 and cased $115 million in damages. 90% of homes in Townville were damaged or destroyed.
Cyclone Bola
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New Zealand
Hawkes Bay, east coast of the North Island, New Zealand on March 7, 1988. Killed 3 people and caused over $106 million damage to roads, sewage and electric services and agriculture.
Cyclone George
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Australia
Port Hedland, West Australia, March 2, 2007. Category 4 storm killing 3 people and destroying numerous isolated mining camps
Cyclone Gorky
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Bangladesh
Chittagong SE of Bangladesh on April 29, 1991. Killed 138,000+, left 10 million homeless and caused $2 billion damages
Cyclone Joan
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Australia
Port Hedland , Western Australia on Dec 8 and 9, 1975. Damaged 85% of the buildings with $24 million worth of damage.
Cyclone Larry
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Australia
Hit Innisfail, Australia, 2006. Category 4 storm killing 1 and causing $1 billion in damage.
Cyclone Leon-Eline
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Madagasgar
Hit Madagasgar and Zimbabwe 3rd to the 23rd of February 2000. Killed up to 1000 peoplem with damage amount unknown because region was already suffering from heavy rainfall and flooding from previous cyclone
Cyclone Leon-Eline
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Zimbabwe
Hit Madagasgar and Zimbabwe 3rd to the 23rd of February 2000. Killed up to 1000 people with damage amount unknown because region was already suffering from heavy rainfall and flooding from previous cyclone
Cyclone Mahina
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Australia
Bathurst Bay, Australia March 10, 1899. Category 5 storm killing over 300 people and destroying a fleet of ships.
Cyclone Tracy
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Australia
Darwin, Australia December 24, 1971. Category 4 storm killed 71, left 290,000 homeless and caused $837 million in damages
Cyclone Vance
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Australia
Pilbara coast of Western Australia on March 22, 1999. Category 5 storm No fatalities because of advanced warning. $100 million in damages recorded mainly in Exmouth where 10% of buildings were damaged or destroyed
Cyclone Wanda
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Australia
Hit SE Queensland, Australia on January 23, 1974. Killing 16 , injuring 300 people -- although not terribly powerful it still caused $200 million in damages.
Rockhampton Cyclone
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Australia
Hit Gladstone and Rockhampton on March 2, 1949. Killed 7 people
Super Typhoon Herb
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China
Taiwan and China July 21-August 3, 1996. Category 5 storm killed hundreds of people
Super Typhoon Herb
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Taiwan
Taiwan and China July 21-August 3, 1996. Category 5 storm killed hundreds of people
Typhoon Rosy
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Japan
Shikoku, Japan July 26, 1997Category 5 Super Typhoon killed 2 people. By the time Rosie hit Japan it had been downgraded to category 1
Typhoon Tip
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Japan
Japan October 19,1996. Category 5 storm killed 42 people with another 44 missing. The largest tropical cyclone on record, caused widespread flooding.


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