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Natural Disasters of the Super70s

By Patrick Mondout

Major natural disasters of the Super70s are shown below with the number of fatalities shown in parenthesis.

Hurricanes, Cyclones, Typhoons, Blizzards & Other Storms

July 31 1970, Hurricane Celia in Cuba, Florida, and Texas (31)
August 5 & August 20-21 1970, Hurricane Dorothy, in Martinique (42)
September 15 1970, Typhoon Georgia in the Philippines (300)
October 14 1970, Typhoon Sening in the Philippines (583)
October 15 1970, Typhoon Titang in the Philippines (526)
November 13 1970, Cyclone-driven tidal waves in Bangladesh (300,000+)
September 10-30, 1971 Hurricane Ginger (0)
August 1 1971, Typhoon Rose in Hong Kong (130)
October 29, 1971, Cyclone in Northeastern India (10,000+)
June 19-29 1972, Hurricane Agnes from Florida to New York (134)
December 3 1972, Typhoon Theresa in the Philippines (169)
June 11 1974, Storm Dinah in the Philippines (71)
July 11 1974, Typhoon Gilda in Japan and South Korea (108)
August 29-September 10 1974, Hurricane Carmen in the U.S. (1)
September 14-22 1974, Hurricane Fifi in Honduras (8,000+)
December 25 1974, Cyclone in Darwin, Australia (50)
September 13-27 1975, Hurricane Eloise in the Caribbean and Northeast U.S. (76)
May 20 1976, Typhoon Olga floods the Philippines (215)
August 8-10, 1976, Hurricane Belle in the Northeastern U.S. (12)
January/February 1977, blizzard in Buffalo and the Northeastern U.S.
July 25 & 31 1977, Typhoons Thelma & Vera in Taiwan (39)
September 2, 1977, Hurricane Anita in Mexico (0)
November 19 1977, Cyclone in Southeastern India (20,000+)
October 27 1978, Typhoon Rita in the Philippines (400+)
January 12-14 1979, blizzard in Chicago and from the Rockies to the Great Lakes (99)
May 12-13 1979, Cyclone in Southeastern India (369)
July 11 1979, Hurricane Bob in Southern United States (1)
August 30-September 7 1979, Hurricane David in the Caribbean and Eastern U.S. (2,000+)
September 1979, Hurricane Frederic (5)

Atlantic hurricane seasons
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

Floods

Thanks to the USGS, we also have detailed listings of U.S. floods by year: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980s.

May 20 1970, in Central Romania (160)
July 22 1970, in the Indian Himalayas (500)
February 26 1971, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (130)
February 26 1972, in Buffalo Creek, West Virginia (118)
June 9 1972, in Rapid City, South Dakota (236)
August 7 1972, in the Philippines (454)
August 19-31 1972, in Pakistan (1,500+)
March-May of 1973, along the Mississippi River (26).
June-August 1973, Monsoon rains near Bandrinath, India (1,217)
March 29 1974, in Tubaro, Brazil (1,000)
August 12 1974, in Monty-Long, Bangladesh (2,500+)
June 5 1976, the Teton Dam collapsed in Idaho (11)
July 31 1976, in Big Thompson Canyon, Colorado (139)
November 17 1976, in East Java, Indonesia (136)
July 19-20 1977, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (68)
November 6 1977, in Toccoa, Georgia (39)
June-September 1978, in Northern India (1,200)
January-February 1979, in Brazil (204)
July 17 1979, in Indonesia (539)
August 11 1979, in Morvi, India (15,000)

Tornados

February 21, 1971 in the Mississippi Delta (115).
May 26-27 1973 in the South and Midwest (47).
April 3-4 1974 in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and Ohio (315).
April 4 1977 in Alabama. Mississippi and Georgia (22).
April 10 1979 in Texas and Oklahoma (60).

Source: NOAA.


 

DISASTER DETAILS

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a part of the Department of Commerce, was created by an Act of Congress signed by President Nixon on October 3, 1970.

Courtesy of NOAA



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