Last week, we surveyed global hurricane activity in 2007, and found that it was a pretty average year for total storms but a below average one for the most intense hurricanes.
Those are the facts in aggregate but of course, it only takes one hurricane to break a record or to cause a lot of damage. So in this second recap post for 2007, I'd like to look at some of the most memorable storms of the year.
We'll begin, sadly, with the storm that took the gravest toll in human life:
Most Deadly: Unfortunately, 2007 saw a cyclone that killed more people than any storm since 1998's devastating Hurricane Mitch. Cyclone Sidr struck extremely vulnerable Bangladesh as a powerful category 4 storm in mid November. Previous storms in this region have killed hundreds of thousands of people; this time around, preparedness measures appear to have cut back fatalities considerably. Still, current estimates suggest that more than 3,500 people died in the winds and massive storm waves that slammed the country, and over two million families were affected. A humanitarian crisis resulted in Bangladesh that is still far from over. For more information, visit ReliefWeb.
More Superlative Hurricanes of 2007
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