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Okt-31-1876
Severe storm hits Meghna estuary and coasts of Chittagong, Barisal, Noakhali; most severe storm-surge of about 12.2m (40 ft) height; about 200,000 people died during the storm.
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Okt-24-1897
Hurricane reached maximum intensity with series of storm-waves and hits Chittagong; Kutubdia Island and coastal villages were swept over; 14,000 people killed and 18,000 died in epidemics (cholera) that followed.
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Sep-16-1909
Cyclonic storm-waves hits Khulna killing 698 people and 70,654 cattles.
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Sep-24-1917
Hurricane struck Khulna; 432 people killed and 28,029 cattles lost.
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Mai-19-1948
May 17-19, cyclonic storm hits between Chittagong and Noakhali; about 1,200 persons killed and 20,000 cattle lost.
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Mai-19-1958
May 16-19, Cyclonic storm along with surge hits East and west Meghna estuary, east of Barisal, Noakhali; 870 people killed, 14,500 cattle lost and standing crops destroyed.
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Okt-24-1958
October 21-24, Cyclonic storm hits Chittagong coast; about 100,000 families lost their homes.
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Okt-10-1960
Severe cyclonic storm hits Eastern Meghna estuary (Noakhali, Bakerganj, Faridpur and Patuakhali); maximum wind speed 201 km/hr, maximum storm wave 3.05m; 3,000 lives lost, 62,725 houses damaged and thousands of cattle perished.
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Okt-31-1960
October 30-31, Severe cyclonic storm hits Chittagong, Noakhali, Bakerganj, Faridpur, Patuakhali and eastern Meghna estuary; maximum wind speed 210 km/hr, surge height 4.5-6.1m; about 10,000 persons killed, 27,793 cattle lost.
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Mai-09-1961
Severe cyclonic storm hits Bagerhat and Khulna; wind speed of 161 km/hr, surge 2.44-3.05m; 11,468 people killed and about 25,000 cattlehead destroyed.
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Okt-30-1962
October 26-30, Severe cyclonic storm hits Feni; wind speed of 161 km/hr, surge 2.5-3.0m; about 1,000 people died and many domestic cattle perished.
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Mai-28-1963
Cyclone hits Chittagong, about 1 million houses destroyed.
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Jan-02-1965
Jun 1-2, The 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month killed 35,000 along the Ganges River in East Pakistan.
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Mai-12-1965
May 11-12, Severe cyclonic storm hits Barisal and Bakerganj; maximum speed 162 km/hr with storm-wave rising 3.7m; total loss of life 19,279; in Barisal alone 16,456 people killed.
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Jun-02-1965
The 2nd of 2 cyclones in less than a month killed 35,000 along the Ganges River in East Pakistan during June 1-2.
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Dez-15-1965
December 14-15, Severe cyclonic storm with storm-wave hits Cox's Bazar along with adjacent coastal area and Patuakhali; storm-wave rising 4.7-6.1m; maximum speed 210 km/hr; 873 people killed.
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Okt-01-1966
Severe cyclonic storm in Sandwip, Bakerganj, Khulna, Chittagong, Noakhali and Comilla with storm-waves of 4.7-9.1m, maximum wind speed 146 km/hr; affected 1.5 million people, loss of life and livestock were 850 and 65,000 respectively.
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Nov-12-1970
A cyclone hit the entire coast of Bangladesh with a maximum wind speed of 222-km per hour causing 10 to 20 feet high tidal surge; official death toll was 500,000, but the unofficial figure was about 120,0000.
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Nov-13-1970
November 12-13, Deadly cyclonic storm hits Chittagong, Barguna, Khepupara, Patuakhali and nearby Chars; maximum wind speed 222 km/hr, maximum storm surge 10.6m; death toll 500,000, over one million cattles lost.
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Nov-06-1971
November 5-6, Severe cyclonic storm hits Chittagong coast; exact figures of the loss of lives and cattle are not available.
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Nov-30-1971
November 28-30, Cyclonic storm hits Sundarban coast; wind speed of 97-113 km/hr and storm surge of less than 1m; Khulna district experienced stormy weather and low lying areas of Khulna town inundated.
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Dez-09-1973
December 6-9, Severe cyclonic storm accompanied by storm surge hits Sundarban coast, low-lying coastal areas of Patuakhali and adjoining offshore islands inundated.
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Nov-28-1974
November 24-28, Severe cyclonic storm hits coastal belt from Cox's Bazar to Chittagong and offshore islands; wind speed of 161 km/hr and storm surge of 2.8-5.2 m; 200 people killed, 1000 cattle lost and 2,300 houses perished.
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Mai-12-1975
May 9-12, Severe cyclonic storm hits Bhola, Cox's Bazar and Khulna; wind speed of 96.5 to 112.6 km/hr; 5 persons killed and a number of fishermen missing.
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Mai-12-1977
May 9-12, Cyclonic storm hits Khulna, Noakhali, Patuakhali, Barisal, Chittagong and offshore islands; wind speed of 112.63 km/hr; exact figures of the loss of lives and cattle are not available.
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Okt-15-1983
October 14-15, Severe cyclonic storm hits offshore islands and chars of Chittagong and Noakhali; maximum wind speed of 122 km/hr; 43 persons killed, 6 fishing boats and a trawler lost, more than 150 fishermen and 100 fishing boats missing.
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Nov-09-1983
November 5-9, Severe cyclonic storm (hurricane) hits Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, St Martin's Island, Teknaf, Ukhia, Moipong, Sonadia, Barisal, Patuakhali and Noakhali; maximum wind speed 136 km/hr; storm surge height 1.52m; 300 fishermen missing.
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Mai-25-1985
May 24-25, Severe cyclonic storm hits Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Noakhali and their offshore islands (Sandwip, Hatiya, and Urirchar); maximum wind speed 154 km/hr and storm surge of 3.0-4.6m; about 11,069 persons killed, 94,379 and livestock lost 135,033.
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Nov-09-1986
November 8-9, Cyclonic storm hits offshore islands and chars of Chittagong, Barisal, Patuakhali and Noakhali; maximum wind speed 110 km/hr; 14 people killed.
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Nov-30-1988
November 24-30, Severe cyclonic storm hits Jessore, Kushtia, Faridpur, offshore islands and chars of Barisal and Khulna; wind speed 162 km/hr, storm surge of 4.5m; killed 5,708 people and wild animals - deer 15,000, Royal Bengal Tiger 9 and cattle 65,000.
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Dez-01-1988
596 were killed after a cyclone hit Bangladesh. Half a million were left homeless.
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Apr-29-1991
The Great Cyclone of 1991 crossed Bangladesh coast during the night. The dimension exceeded the size of Bangladesh with maximum wind speed of 225 km/hr, death toll was 150,000.
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Apr-30-1991
A cyclone in Bangladesh killed an estimated 131,000 people. 9 million were left homeless. Thousands of survivors died from hunger and water borne disease.
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Mai-11-1991
President Bush dispatched an amphibious task force with thousands of Marines and dozens of helicopters to help cyclone-ravaged Bangladesh with disaster relief efforts.
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Mai-15-1991
Amphibious Task Force arrives at Chittagong, Bangladesh, for relief operations after Cyclone Marian.
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Mai-03-1994
April 29 - May 3, Severe cyclonic storm hits offshore islands and chars of Cox's Bazar; maximum wind speed of 210 km/hr; people killed about 400, cattle lost about 8,000.
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Nov-25-1995
November 21-25, Severe cyclonic storm hits offshore islands and chars of Cox's Bazar; maximum wind speed of 210 km/hr; about 650 people killed, 17,000 cattlehead perished.
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Mai-19-1997
A cyclone pounded the country and 50,000 people were evacuated from the flat coastal region. 350 people were reported killed during May 18-19.
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Nov-30-1997
November 29 -30: A cyclone swept through Chittagong at a speed of 224 kmph, generating 6.1 metre-high tidal waves killing about 1.5 lakh people.
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Mai-20-1998
May 16-20, Severe cyclonic storm (hurricane) hits offshore islands and chars of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Noakhali; wind speed of 150 km/hr, storm surge of 1.83 to 2.44m, at least 14 people killed, nearly 100 fisherman missing.
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Nov-15-2007
A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.
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Okt-27-2008
Tropical Cyclone 'Rashmi' swept ashore in southern Bangladesh, killing 15 and injuring 200 more; thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed and at least 1,000 cattles were killed.
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Mai-25-2009
At least 200 people were killed and thousands went missing after cyclone Aila with packing wind of up-to 90km/hr hit Bangladesh's south-western coast.
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Mai-16-2013
Cyclonic Storm Viyaru, formerly known as Cyclonic Storm Mahasen has lashed coastal areas of Bangladesh, killing 12 people, destroying thousands of huts and forcing up to a million people to flee.
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