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19 Sep
Palm trees bend in the wind and waves crash on the coast of Los Cabos as Hurricane Olaf, weakened to a Category One storm, sweeps through Mexico's Baja California peninsula while the disaster-prone country recovers from a 7.1-magnitude earthquake and major flooding.
24 Aug
Hurricane Grace rapidly strengthened into a Category Three storm before making landfall in Mexico. Officials fear the storm could trigger mudslides and flash flooding due to heavy rains.
27 May
The cyclone hit the eastern states of Odisha and West Bengal, where over 1.5 million people were evacuated. Yaas is the second powerful cyclone to hit India in just over a week.
21 Mar 2019
Cyclone Idai has had a massive and horrifying impact on Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It made landfall on Thursday with winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph), but aid teams only reached Beira on Sunday.

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