This article will bring you to the list of the biggest hurricanes ever recorded in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. A hurricane is literally destroying everything the man has put so much effort to build: roads, homes, buildings… When a hurricane strikes, the man is again a humble creature hiding from nature’s (super) powers. With one gust, a whole home can be destroyed, and with it, all the family’s endeavor erased in one second! We’ll talk about the damage in our article, but now would be a time for some theoretical knowledge (hopefully you’ve escaped the practical part so far).
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked four of the biggest hurricanes ever recorded in the world from their list.
Hurricane David is one of the most destructive and deadly Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded. After demolishing the Caribbean, the hurricane headed to south Florida and made landfall at West Palm Beach, until it finally disappeared near New Smyrna Beach. The Sunshine State experienced $95 million in damage. Hurricane Camille started off as just one more inverted “V”-shaped tropical wave off the African coast on August 5, 1969. By August 17, it turned into a gigantic hurricane. Camille made landfall in far western Cuba somewhere between Guano and Cape San Antonio and left around 20,000 people homeless. Hurricane Mitch was the 13th named storm of the 1998 Atlantic Hurricane Season, and it was unlucky indeed for the population of Nicaragua and Honduras. The final number of victims is still not known, but at least 11,000 people were killed, and 9,191 were missing. Over 20% of Honduras’s population was homeless after the catastrophic hit the hurricane had made. Also, 70% of total crops in Honduras were lost, including 80% of banana crops. Labor Day is one of few 12 biggest hurricanes ever recorded in the world which doesn’t have its official human name. Of course, the disaster hit on 1st May 1935. The Labor Day hurricane was one of the first category 5 hurricanes to hit the States in the 20th century. We won’t bother you with the descriptions, but we’d rather just say how one year later, the 17-foot-tall Florida Keys Memorial was built on Upper Matecumbe Key in memory of the hurricane victims.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 12 biggest hurricanes ever recorded in the world.