1970 : Bhola Cyclone Killed Half A Million People

Forty five years ago the Bhola Cyclone hit what is now Bangladesh and killed 300,000 to 500,000 people. No hype – lots of destruction.


Hurricanes: Science and Society: 1970- The Great Bhola Cyclone

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6 Responses to 1970 : Bhola Cyclone Killed Half A Million People

  1. gator69 says:

    This is a TOBS issue, if we look for Bhola victims now, they do not exist.

  2. Andy DC says:

    I doubt if there were planes in that storm determining the exact central pressure.

    Most people don’t know it, but Bangladesh has also had the deadliest tornaodes in the world. There was one in 1989 that killed over 1,000. You don’t think of it as Oklahoma, but their twisters if anything are worse. That plus the combination of dense population and flimsy buildings make for a deadly scenario.

  3. AndyG55 says:

    Breitbart on tropical breeze Patricia.


    Love this one

    “Conchita Alvarez, 47: “My burrito was ruined. A sudden gust blew sand in it and made it all gritty.”

    • gregole says:


      Thanks for the link!
      “Across Mexico, they are counting the cost of the strongest hurricane ever recorded. It may be days before we know the full tally, but already we can guess from shocked eyewitness accounts that the damage from Hurricane Patricia could run into the many tens, if not hundreds of dollars.
      Actually I’m relieved that Patricia petered out before the fine folks in Mexico could come to harm. It’s great news. I’m not hearing much of the good news though from our so-called media…

      • gregole says:

        OK I checked google for follow up stories on Patricia and came up with the LA Times. They related how a guys fruit stand had been blown over and yes, the fruit was lost. I’m sorry for his loss. I hope he recovers and rebuilds. There was no loss of life though and that is a very good thing.

  4. NoMoreGore says:

    Deniers look at this event, and they just see a storm. But those of us who are one with the planet look deeper into the eye of this monster, and we see: Captain Klimate on his evil Unicorn, “Fluffy”! He’s given the Klimate Elves their marching orders – destroy the planet! Behold ye Carbon sinners, declare global Communism now or face their wrath.

    …. and Elves are mean, too.

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