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Cyclone - Data and statistics

A 'pre-designed' summary and profile of disasters reported for a particular hazard including a summary of events from 1980 to September 2008 , as well as the top 10 disasters.

Data related to human and economic losses from disasters that have occurred between 1980 and 2008.

Please see also Cyclone Risk profile

Cyclone disasters from 1980 - 2008

Overview

No of events: 1,211
No of people killed: 402,911
Average people killed per year: 13,893
No of people affected: 496,560,639
Average people affected per year: 17,122,781
Ecomomic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 533,370,874
Ecomomic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 18,392,099

Top 10 Disasters Reported


Affected people

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
China P Rep 2006 29,622,000
China P Rep 2005 19,624,000
Bangladesh 1991 15,438,849
China P Rep 1996 15,005,000
China P Rep 2001 14,998,298
India 1999 12,628,312
China P Rep 1994 11,001,800
Bangladesh 1988 10,568,860
China P Rep 2006 10,000,000
China P Rep 2004 9,062,000

Killed people

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Bangladesh 1991 138,866
Myanmar 2008 138,366
Bangladesh 1985 15,000
Honduras 1998 14,600
India 1999 9,843
Philippines 1991 5,956
Bangladesh 2007 4,234
Viet Nam 1997 3,682
Nicaragua 1998 3,332
India 1998 2,871

Economic damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
United States 2005 125,000,000
United States 1992 26,500,000
United States 2004 18,000,000
United States 2005 16,000,000
United States 2004 16,000,000
United States 2008 15,000,000
United States 2005 14,300,000
United States 2004 11,000,000
Japan 1991 10,000,000
Japan 2004 9,000,000

Statistics for cyclone


Number of events reported


Number of people affected


Number of people killed


Reported economic damages (US$ in billion)

More information and data on: www.emdat.be/

Source of data: "EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Bel."
Data version: v11.08