Within the last 100 years, there have been more than 500 typhoons and hurricanes that have already ruffled the world. That means that there’s around five hurricanes a year and considering their power and how much damage they can make, it seems like an awful lot. Not only that, but they also take away countless lives. The most horrible storms recorded have managed to completely destroy several countries all around the world and actually killed not thousands, but millions of people. Here are the ten of the strongest, most incredible storms of this century.
Mitch managed to kill more than 20,000 people in Nicaragua and Honduras and is considered to be one of the deadliest in history. Hurricane Mitch was the most powerful and destructive hurricane of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season, with maximum sustained winds of 180 mph (290 km/h). It caused over $2 billion worth of damage.
The 1926 Miami hurricane, also referred to as the “Great Miami” hurricane, was a huge and powerful tropical cyclone that devastated the Greater Miami area and caused extensive damage in the Bahamas. Miami brought death by drowning to thousands and also managed to cause billions of dollars worth of property damage. It lasted for ten days in September, 1926.