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1: Brief History of Most Intense Cyclones from 1970 to 2005
S.No. Name of Date and Intensity Observed/ Damage
Cyclone Year (T-Number) Estimated
Max. Wind
After Landfall
1 2 3 4 5 6
I. Over the Arabian Sea
1 Severe October N/A 97 Knots 85 people
Cyclonic 19-24, 180 died in the
Storm 1975 Kmph districts of
over the Junagarh.
Arablan Jamnager
sea and Rajkot
of Gujarat
state. This
Cyclone
caused
considera
ble
damage,
estimated
to be
about Rs.
75 Crores.

4 Burges each. Mehasana . Panchmah al. Bhavnaga r. 3 Crore. Kaira.2 Severe May 31 N/A 90 Knots This Cyclonic -June 5. 5 Lakh and 6 fishing boats were swept away. Containing Rs. 167 Cyclone Storm 1976 Kmph caused over the damage to Arablan property sea which was estimated to be about Rs. Rajkot and Broach districts of Gujarat State were most .

People killed .1978 Property reported.5. . per US 167 and Storm 1977 satellite) Kmph Lakshadw over the eep were Arablan most sea affected areas due to this storm. Total loss was estimated to be about Rs 10 crores.3 Severe November T.72. to 13. Houses damaged - 8400 and 620 fishing Vessels damaged in Kerala coast.5 (as 90 Knots Kerala Cyclonic 13-23. 4 Gujarat November N/A 278 Kmph Damage Cyclone 5.

5 lakh livestock perished.4.0 (as 65 Knots Junagarh. 1981 of Gujarat Arabian state were sea most affected areas. 7 Severe November T. Cyclonic 28 . per US 120 Rajkot and Storm November satellite) Kmph Jamnagar over the 3. 52 Crores. Total loss of damage to property was estimated to be about Rs. . Coast of Storm 1982 Gujarat over the about 45 Arabian km east of sea Veraval was affected very much by this storm. 93 fishermen Storm 1982 Kmph were over the reported Arabian missing in sea Gujarat Coast.4. 6 Severe November N/A N/A Saurastra Cyclonic 4-9.0 50 Knots 50 Cyclonic 4-9.5 Severe October T . 507 people died and 1.

5 60 Knots 19 Cyclonic 20. 111 system did Storm 1996 Kmph not cross over the the coast Arabian no sea significant damage was reported.0 60 Knots As the Cyclonic 23-28. 27964 pucca houses were destroyed. .5 2 lakh.1803. 111 Districts of Storm 1996 Kmph Gujarat over the State were Arabian affected.8 Severe June 17. Total estimated loss was Rs. Continued 9 Severe October T-4. sea 33 people died. T-3.

Number of lines lost 1173 and number of persons missing 1774 in Gujarat. Arabian Porbander sea of Gujarat state was the most affected area. Loss incurred due to storm was estimated to be about Rs. T-5. .1855.0 90 Knots Gujarat & severe 1998 Rajasthan Cyclonic 167 Kmph states Storm were over the affected.10 Very June 4-10.3 8 Crores in Kandla.

5 105 Knots This severe 22. 80 crores. Loss of property was estimated to be about Rs. 5133 houses were partially damaged.11 Very May 16. .5. 1999 system Cyclonic 195 Kmph caused Storm severe over the damage in Arabian Kutch and sea Jamnagar districts of Gujarat. In Rajasthan one person died and 5104 cattle heads perished. 453 people died. T.

16 boats reported sunk and cargo boat damaged. 3 Andhra Cyclone November 14-20. Sea erosion repo II.12 Severe May 5-10. . falling of trees and floods.) 9-14. 1977 Strom surge height 5 m. 1984 5 Indo-Bangladesh November 24-30.P. Over the Bay of Bengal 1 Bangladesh November 12-13. 45 houses. T-6. 35 boats and small mechaniz ed cargo ships lost in sea near land.0 213 Kmph 2000 people died. 4 Sri Harikota November (A.000 People died. sea wave. N/A 259 Kmph 8547 People died.0 213 Kmph 604 people died.00. N/A 185 Kmph 10. N/A 224 Kmph 3.5 Weakened Widesprea Cyclonic 2004 over sea d damage Storm caused at over Lakshadw Arabian eep.000 people died and 1971 1 million people rendered homeless. (Chittagong) 1970 2 Balasore October (Orissa) 26-31. 6000 Border 1988 people missing in Bangladesh. 3.T-6. sea Several houses damaged due to wind.

9 Bangladesh April 24 .22 lakh people affected. T-6.5 235 Kmph 967 people died. Office 11 GopalpurOctober Cyclone15-19. T-6. injured.) November 1-9. .0 215 Kmph 184 people killed (Teknaf) 1994 Continued 10 BangladeshMay 15-19.5 235 Kmph 69 people died.0 170 Kmph 198 people died.0 230 Kmph As155 people died. T-6. T-7. T-6. 12 Super Cyclone October 25-31. (Orissa) 1999 402 persons injured.) 1990 8 BangladeshApril 25-30.0 260 Kmph 9887 people (Orissa) 1999 died. (A. (Chittagong) 1991 1.38.882 people died.054 people injured.6 Kavali (A. (Teknaf) 1997 reported by 9663 people Bangladesh Met.39. T-5. 1989 7 Machilipatnam May 4-9.P.May 2.P.5 235 Kmph 1.T-6. 129.

13 Very November T. Plantain trees and 50. states viz.000 Plantain saplings . Cyclonic 2000 189 kmph Tamil Storm Nadu and over the Pondicher bay of ry were Bengal. Uprooting of big trees and partial damages to more than one thousand kuchha houses.The loss was mainly due to crop damage.000. 30.5..5 102 Knots Two severe 26-30 . mainly affected by this storm.

5 35 Knots 108 Storm 14-17.5. In Tutocorin houses damaged- 318. Houses damaged - 318.95. . 21 of Bengal people missing.14 Very December T. damage to crops about 125000 Hectares and 55747 house damaged in Andhra Pradesh. 350 houses were damaged inThirunel veli. people over Bay 2001 65 kmph dead.0 90 Knots Three severe 23-28. districts of Cyclonic 2000 167 Tamil Storm Kmph Nadu over the state were bay of affected Bengal by this storm in the Ramnatha npuram district. Fishing boats lost . loss to crops - 281 hectares of paddy 15 Cyclonic October 2.

102 travelers Storm 2002 kmph damaged over Bay and 18 of Bengal people died in Orissa and another two trawlers missing.16 Severe November 3.5 55 Knots Two Cyclonic 10-12. 102 dead in Storm 2003 kmph Andhra over Bay Pradesh. No of villages electric failure are 2000 and telecomm uni .5 hectares of Agricultura l land damaged.23903.5 55 Knots 81 people Cyclonic 11-16. 7453 Building partially damaged 61898. Loss of property to the tune of Rs. of Bengal 1637 Building destroyed completely . 17 Severe December 3. 13 Lakh. In West Bengal 2 people died.

12041 . 85 reported in "PYARR" 2005 kmph Andhra over Bay Pradesh of Bengal are as follows Number of Human deaths -1 .28 lakhs) . Number of livestock died - 291 . (estimated cost Rs.5 35 Knots Damages Storm r 17-21.627.74 lak .188 hectors (estimated cost Rs.82. Buildings partly / completely destroyed . Crop loss .177.4.18 Cyclonic Septembe T-2.

Number of tanks breached - 27 (Nellore district). 83 to press "BAAZ" December Kmph reports. New Delhi. Chittoor and Cuddapah districts of Andhra Pradesh. 2005 heavy rain of Bengal caused floods in Nellore.0 45 Knots According storm 28. Many villages were reported Source : India Meteorological Department. Chittoor 3 Cuddapah 1). Number of deaths - 11 (Nellore?. Concluded .19 Cyclonic November T-3. over Bay -02.