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Climatic hazards

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Date of Hurricane Mitch 29 October 1998 – Mitch made landfall over Honduras
Category of Hurricane Mitch 5, however lessened before making landfall
No. of deaths from Hurricane Mitch 10,000
No. of people displaced by Hurricane Mitch 3 million
Cost of Hurricane Mitch US$5 billion
Date of Hurricane Katrina 29 August 2005 – Katrina made landfall over Gulf Coast of Louisiana
Category of Hurricane Katrina 5 at its height, 4 when it made landfall
No. of deaths from Hurricane Katrina 1,500
Cost of Hurricane Katrina US$75 billion – costliest natural disaster in US history
Date of Cyclone Nargis 2 May 2008 – made landfall in Burma
Category of Cyclone Nargis weak Category 4
No. of deaths from Cyclone Nargis 140,000
No. of people displaced by Cyclone Nargis over 2 million
Cost of Cyclone Nargis US$10 billion
Created by: ST1