Deadliest World Tropical Cyclones, Typhoon & Hurricane

List of Worst & Deadliest World Storms Ever
Hurricane Wilma - 2005
Hurricane Wilma was the most costly, damaging and deadly hurricane on record and the third hurricane of the Atlantic 2005 season. It formed in the Caribbean Sea in October and made stronger as it moved southwest. With the winds speed of 296 kilometers an hour and a low pressure of 885 hPa. The casualties were 25 people, and damage was estimated at $29.1 billion.

Typhoon Tip - 1979
Typhoon Tip originated near Micronesia, in the Western Pacific, was the largest and most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded. It was developed in early, October 1979 with a low-pressure of 870 hpa and a diameter of 2,200 km.  Typhoon Tip broke records in size as well as intensity. In the middle of October it reached screaming wind speeds of 305 km/h, but by the time it made landfall, a week later on the Japanese island of Honshu, its winds had slowed to 130 km/h. Tip caused a huge amount of damage; rainfall led to 600 mudslides in Japan, destroying 22,000 homes and 42 people were killed throughout the country, with another 71 missing and 283 injured.

Super Typhoon Nora - 1973
Typhoon Nora began to develop east of the Philippines on 1st October 1973. It swelled gradually over 4 days, eventually reaching speeds of 298 kilometers per hour. Its central pressure of 877 mb (hPa; 25.91 inHg) was the lowest ever recorded at the time. When it arrived in southeast China on 10th of October it had quickly weakened and dissipated the following day. On the other hand, Nora killed 18 people and damage in the country reached $2 million.

Super Typhoon June - 1975
Luckily Typhoon June never made it to land and remained in the Pacific Ocean. Though, at the time it was the strongest typhoon recorded, reaching winds of 297 kilometers per hour. It was also the 1st typhoon on record to have triple eye walls, 3 concentric circles of thunderstorm around the eye of the storm.

Super Typhoon Ida - 1958
Ida, also known as the Kanogawa Typhoon was spawned in the central Western Pacific Ocean on 20th of September 1958. It intensified 3 days later reaching peak winds of 321 kilometers per hour/200mph. Ida's winds weakened to 129 km/h when it made landfall on the Japanese Island of Honshu on September 26. The typhoon led to torrential rain in southeastern Japan obliterating two small villages resulting in over 1,900 mudslides, damage was estimated at $50 million and 888 people died.

Super Typhoon Kit - 1966
Typhoon Kit formed in the Pacific Ocean on June, 25th 1966. Unconfirmed reports indicate that its winds reached 313 kilometer an hour, but the technology to measure these speeds was still in its infancy. Typhoon Kit passed, Japanese Island, Honshu on 28 June and killed 64 people.

Super Typhoon Rita - 1978
Super Typhoon Rita developed on 15th of October 1978, but only reached Category 5 status 8 days later. Its pressure of 878 hPa was only 8 hPa less intense than the lowest pressure ever recorded, and it sustained this intensity for 3 days. By the time the vast typhoon made landfall in the Philippines, it had decreased to a Category 4. The death toll and resulting damage from the disaster is poorly recorded, over 300 deaths and $100 million.

Super Typhoon Vanessa - 1984
Vanessa made landfall in south of Guam, a U.S. Territory in the Western Pacific, with wind speeds of 109 kilometers an hour. However, the typhoon continued to grow as it moved over the ocean – eventually reaching sustained wind speeds of 298 kilometers per hour. Typhoon Vanessa caused US$1.7 million (1984 dollars) damage in Guam, mainly to the banana crop, and killed 63 people.

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