Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tropical storms and cyclones(Bay of Bengal)

Tropical storms and cyclones

Cyclone Sidr at its peak nearBangladesh
Aerial view of the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis in Burma

A tropical storm with rotating winds blowing at speeds of 74 miles (119 kilometres) per hour are called cyclones when they originate over the Bay of Bengal; they are hurricanes in the Atlantic.[16] Between 100,000 and 500,000 residents of East Pakistan (Bangladesh) were killed because of the 1970 Bhola cyclone.

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