Cyclones and their Unique Names

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Hudhud

The cyclone Hudhud was the strongest and the most destructive cyclone to have occurred in the north Indian Ocean. The name Hudhud may be funny, but it was indeed a destructive cyclone to ever hit India. The name Hudhud actually refers to a bird Hoopoe which is also known as Hudhud. Image source: static.dnaindia.com

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Katrina

We know what you are thinking! Well, it has not been named after the famous actress Katrina Kaif. The name may also not sound unique to people of other countries as it may sound to Indians! The deadly Atlantic tropical cyclone which occurred in 2005 was one of the dangerous and seventh most intense Atlantic hurricanes in the history of the United States. Image sources: skepticalworld.com

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Aila

Another unique name for a cyclone was Aila. Now, Aila sounds a bit funny. Doesn’t it? Aila occurred in 2009 in the north Indian Ocean and caused extensive damage in India and Bangladesh. About 330 people were killed in the storm and many were missing. Image source: static4.demotix.com

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Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was the second costliest cyclone to have occurred in the history of the United States. The destructive cyclone occurred in 2012 during the Atlantic hurricane season. Image source: aosis.org

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Vongfong

Vongfong, which occurred in 2014, is another unique name for a tropical cyclone. Vongfong struck Japan in a massive manner. The storm also affected Taiwan and the Philippines. The Taiwan Research Vessel sunk during this time. Image source: static.ddmcdn.com

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