6 Natural Disasters Named After Women

March 8, 2018 11:54 AM |

Natural Disasters Named After Women

The softer side of a woman is nothing less than a heavenly dream but we all know it pretty well that when a woman is angry and furious, she can be dangerous, devastating and brutal all at once. This can be proven by the fact that all devastating natural disasters were named after a woman. Also, these disasters were named after a woman since they were more impactful and destructive in nature than the rest. We bring you six natural disasters named after women, which caused a lot of damage to life and property.

Typhoon Nina (1975)

Super Typhoon, Nina had hit China in August 1975 causing unprecedented flooding and destruction downstream. It is considered as the fourth deadliest tropical cyclone on record. The disaster had led to approximately 229,000 deaths after the collapse of the Banqiao Dam.

Hurricane Pauline (1997)

The deadliest hurricane of the 1968 Pacific hurricane season was also named after a woman. The hurricane caused intense flooding and mudslides in some of the poorest areas of Mexico and killed nearly 500 people, making it one of the deadliest Eastern Pacific storms.

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Hurricane Katrina (2005)

The costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of United States, was also named after a woman. The total property damage was estimated at $108 billion which is nearly four times the damage caused by Hurricane Andrew in the year 1992.


Cyclone Nargis (2008)

Cyclone Nargis was the eighth deadliest cyclone of all time and the second deadliest named cyclone of all time followed by Typhoon Nina. The estimates of the missing people missing were 53,836, and 84,537 were confirmed dead. Almost all the houses in the Irrawady Delta were smashed by the deadly cyclone.

Hurricane Rita (2005)

Hurricane Rita was recorded to be the fourth–most intense Atlantic hurricane and the most intense tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Mexico. Almost two million people lost electricity and the total damage was estimated at around $12 billion, making the hurricane the ninth-costliest storm in the history of United States.

Cyclone Nilofar (2014)

The strongest tropical cyclone of 2014. People living in thatched huts and weak structures were ordered to be evacuated. Trees were trimmed down to eliminate damage due to falling debris to avoid damage. Also, a total suspension of fishing activities was ordered. Although, the storm weakened causing no damage altogether. The name was suggested by Pakistan, which means water Lily.


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