Top 10 Most Destructive Storms

Tri-State Tornado: The U.S. central plains region -- nicknamed Tornado Alley -- suffers the highest frequency of tornadoes.

Daulatpur-Saturia, Bangladesh Tornado: Often the severity of a natural disaster derives from the poverty, poor construction standards or population.

Hurricane Katrina: Emergency personnel rescue residents from submerged houses in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, Aug. 29, 2005.

Iran Blizzard: In "Hamlet," shortly after Polonius' death, King Claudius remarks, "When sorrows come, they come not.

The Galveston Storm: People survey the damage caused by the Galveston hurricane of 1900.

Hurricane Mitch: Two local residents pass nearby a destroyed house in Tegucigalpa, Honduras after Hurricane Mitch hit the country in 1998.

The Great Hurricane of 1780: The devastating death toll of the Great Hurricane of 1780 exceeds even that of Hurricane Mitch.

The Vargas Tragedy: The rain-spawned tragedy that befell the Vargas coast in Venezuela in December 1999 demonstrates.

Bhola Cyclone: People rebuild their houses after Cyclone Roan, Bhola, Bangladesh, on May 24, 2016. A 1970 cyclone in the same region killed at least 500,000 people.

Super Typhoon Nina: A car is submerged in flood after rainstorm brought on by typhoons Nesat and Haitang, on Aug. 1, 2017 in China.

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