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Cyclone Nargis

Cyclone Nargis
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Cyclone Nargis

Cyclone Nargis passed over Burma (Myanmar) after having formed in the Bay of Bengal. At one point, Nargis was a Category 4 cyclone, with sustained winds of 210 kilometers per hour (130 miles per hour). The typhoon lost strength before coming ashore on May 2 as a Category 3/4 storm, but it still carried very powerful winds and heavy rain when it struck the low-lying coastal plains, causing severe damage. News reports cited a death toll of 10,000 people, with thousands more missing, as of May 5.

Published May 5, 2008

Atmosphere Land Water Severe Storms

Cyclone Nargis
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Cyclone Nargis

Published May 5, 2008

Severe Storms

Cyclone Nargis
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Cyclone Nargis

In this image, the sprawling storm spirals over the bay, between India in the west and Burma in the east.

Published May 2, 2008

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Cyclone Nargis
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Cyclone Nargis

Published Apr 30, 2008

Severe Storms