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Tropical cyclone
A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a large low-pressure center and numerous thunderstorms that produce strong winds and heavy rain. Tropical cyclones strengthen when water evaporated from the ocean is released as the saturated air rises, resulting in condensation of water vapor contained in the moist air...
Timeline of Events
1900
9.8.1900
Galveston Hurricane of 1900: a powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.
1935
9.2.1935
Labor Day Hurricane of 1935: a large hurricane hits the Florida Keys killing 423.
1970
11.13.1970
Bhola cyclone: A 150-mph tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night. This is regarded as the 20th century's worst natural disaster.
1985
5.25.1985
Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.
1991
4.10.1991
A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.
1992
8.24.1992
Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida as a Category 5 Hurricane.
2005
12.30.2005
Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin.