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Landslide damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Flood damage along the Choluteca River caused by Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Flood damage along the Choluteca River caused by Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Flood damage along the Choluteca River caused by Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Flood damage along the Choluteca River caused by Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Lining up for water in the aftermath Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Rebuilding and still smiling in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Standing communal building used as shelter in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Pals through it all in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Life goes on in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Beginning the cleanup after Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Red Cross worker documenting the damage caused by Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Shelters for the homeless in the wake of Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Shelters for the homeless in the wake of Hurricane Mitch. Over 9,000 deaths and 9,000 missing were attributed to Mitch making it the second most deadly hurricane in history ranking only below a 1780 hurricane in the Lesser Antilles.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1998 November
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Certificate of appreciation for the Weather Service office at Lake Charles, Louisiana, following the passage of Hurricane Audrey. In: "Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel" Vol. 17, Number 3, March 1958. P. 49.
Louisiana, Lake Charles 1957
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Hurricane of August and September 1848. In: "The Ocean, Atmosphere and Life" by Elisee Recluse, 1873. P. 264. This is one of the earliest storm tracks of a single hurricane showing its northwestardly path and then recurvature to the northeast.
North Atlantic Ocean 1848
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Diagram of the hurricane on the 3rd June 1839 reduced to half-scale from the General Chart, outer circle 530 miles in diameter. Time, Noon. From: "The Law of Storms in India" 1839-1842, by Henry Piddington. Calcutta, Bishop's College Press. First Memoir, 1839. P. 584. This was one of the first diagrams to show the circular shape and circulation of tropical cyclones.
Indian Ocean 1839
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Plate I from "Notes on the Law of Storms" 1842, by Henry Piddington. P. 46, showing the track of a typhoon in the South China Sea, August 2-5, 1839. P. 46.
South China Sea 1839
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Plate III from "Notes on the Law of Storms" 1842, by Henry Piddington. P. 46, showing a diagram explaining the recurvature of storms.
1842
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Plate II from "Notes on the Law of Storms" 1842, by Henry Piddington. P. 46, showing various diagrams relative to the structure and movement of storms.
1842
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View of ruins from the northwest. Remains of dwellings after the passage of the "Great Tornado at Pomeroy." In: "Story of a Storm" by F. W. Sprague, 1893. Library Call No. M 15.3/777S924S .
Pomeroy, Iowa 1893 July 6
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Appearance of the storm cloud at the Dalton Farm, 3.5 miles west of Pomeroy. In: "Story of a Storm" by F. W. Sprague, 1893. Library Call No. M 15.3/777S924S
Pomeroy, Iowa 1893 July 6
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Appearance of the storm cloud as it struck Pomeroy. In: "Story of a Storm" by F. W. Sprague, 1893. Library Call No. M 15.3/777S924S
Pomeroy, Iowa 1893 July 6
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Among the ruins of Pomeroy looking east. Soldiers patrol in the ruins to prevent looting. In: "Story of a Storm" by F. W. Sprague, 1893. Library Call No. M 15.3/777S924S
Pomeroy, Iowa 1893 July 6
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A young boy with a calf, the sole survivors of one farm struck by the tornado. In: "Story of a Storm" by F. W. Sprague, 1893. Library Call No. M 15.3/777S924S
Pomeroy, Iowa 1893 July 6
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Launching of a weather balloon from the USNS ELTANIN in the Southern Ocean.
Antartic waters. 1964 Circa
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Launching of a weather balloon from the USNS ELTANIN in the Southern Ocean.
Antartic waters. 1964 Circa
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Launching of a weather balloon from the USNS ELTANIN in the Southern Ocean.
Antartic waters. 1964 Circa
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Launching of a weather balloon from the USNS ELTANIN in the Southern Ocean.
Antartic waters. 1964 Circa
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Veteran's memorial with destroyed homes in background. A tall flag pole that used to be on the circular base at the center of the photo was swept away. Someone erected a temporary one with old glory proudly waving.
Mississippi, Bay St. Louis 2005 September 11
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Commercial shrimp trawlers tossed among destroyed homes on north shoreline of St. Louis Bay.
Mississippi, Bay St. Louis 2005 September 13
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Damage to Casino Magic along St. Louis Bay.
Mississippi, Bay St. Louis 2005 September 13
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Destoyed homes along St. Louis Bay.
Mississippi, Bay St. Louis 2005 September 13
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Oil spill on St. Louis Bay.
Mississippi, Bay St. Louis 2005 September 13
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Destoyed homes along St. Louis Bay
Mississippi, Bay St. Louis 2005 September 13
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Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. Beach Blvd in foreground.
Mississippi, Bay St. Louis 2005 September 11
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Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church and St. Stanislaus College. Beach Blvd in foreground.
Mississippi, Bay St. Louis 2005 September 11
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Destroyed homes and ecological damage along Waveland beachfront.
Waveland, Mississippi 2005 September 11
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Geometric pattern of concrete foundations is all that remains of a Biloxi condominium (apartment?) complex.
Mississippi, Biloxi 2005 September 13
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Biloxi just north of small craft harbor. Parking structure for Hard Rock Casino at lower left.
Mississippi, Biloxi 2005 September 13
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One of the few remaining structures in the first block back from the Gulf in Biloxi.
Mississippi, Biloxi 2005 September 13
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Total destruction for a block inland in Biloxi. Note debris line. Note parking spaces at former townhouse or apartment complex in lower right.
Mississippi, Biloxi 2005 September 13
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Intersection of Cowan Rd and Beach Blvd (Hwy 90)
Mississippi, Biloxi 2005 September 13
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Destroyed waterpark at intersection of Cowan Rd and Beach Blvd (Hwy 90).
Mississippi, Biloxi 2005 September 11
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LT Phil Eastman, NOAA (foreground) casinos at Point Cadet, Biloxi (background). Except for a few boat wakes there's hardly a ripple on the water. It was dead calm like this for two weeks after Katrina.
Mississippi, Biloxi 2005 September 13
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Marina at Beau Rivage Hotel (casino can be seen at upper right). It's hard to imagine how this wooden structure survived intact.
Mississippi, Biloxi 2005 September 11
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Beau Rivage Casino barge. Unlike many of the other barges, the Beau Rivage stayed in place, however the storm surge and waves completely gutted it.
Mississippi, Biloxi 2005 September 11
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Beau Rivage Hotel looking east. Eastern tip of Biloxi and the destroyed Hwy 90 bridge to Ocean Springs are visible at top left, Deer Island at top right.
Mississippi, Biloxi 2005 September 11
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Looking east down Beach Blvd (Hwy 90). Beau Rivage at right, Hard Rock Casino with trademark guitar visible at top center.
Mississippi, Biloxi 2005 September 11
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Beau Rivage Hotel looking northeast. Hard Rock Casino at far right.
Mississippi, Biloxi 2005 September 11

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