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PHOTO GALLERY: Worst weather-related disasters since 1992


Hurricane Opal 1995
A row of destroyed townhouses sit along Panama City beach on October 5, 1995 after Hurricane Opal pounded the Florida Panhandle (AFP)
Hurricane Andrew 1992
A group of people sift through the rubble of a house that was directly in the path of an August 26, 1992 tornado spawned by Hurricane Andrew in Louisiana (AFP)
Hurricane Patricia 2015
Hurricane Patricia, a Category 5 storm, is seen approaching the coast of Mexico in a NASA picture taken from the International Space Station October 23, 2015 (Reuters)
Hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel 2013
Floodwaters rage past an urban area after the Huacapa River overflowed due to heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Manuel in Chilpancingo, Mexico, September, 2013 (AP)
Hurricane Gonzalo 2014
Hurricane Gonzalo is seen over the Atlantic Ocean in this NASA image taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station October 17, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
Typhoon Washi 2011
A man gathers wood amidst logs and debris washed ashore four days after Typhoon Washi hit a village in Iligan city, southern Philippines December 20, 2011 (Reuters)
Cyclone Nargis 2008
In this May 6, 2008 file photo, shows an aerial view of devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis, seen at an unknown location in Myanmar (AP)
Typhoon Ketsana 2009
Workers trying to recover valuables rush out of a building that is on the verge of collapsing after suffering damage from the floods brought on by the continuous rains of Typhoon Ketsana, in the town of Tanay Rizal east of Manila September 28, 2009 (Reuters)
Tropical Storm Agatha 2010
A giant sinkhole caused by the rains of Tropical Storm Agatha is seen in Guatemala City May 31, 2010 (Reuters)
Japan Tsunami 2011
Sendai Airport is swept by a tsunami after an earthquake, in northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011 (Reuters)
Japan Tsunami 2011
Whirlpools are seen following a tsunami and earthquake in Iwaki city, Fukushima Prefecture, March 11, 2011 (Reuters)
Typhoon Bopha 2012
A rare cloud formation above a destroyed banana plantation, four days after typhoon Bopha left hundreds of people dead and rendered extensive damage to agriculture at Montevista township, Compostela Valley, on December 8, 2012 (AP)
Hurricane Sandy 2012
An aerial photo shows the John B. Caddell, a 700-ton water tanker, grounded in New York, October 31, 2012 (Reuters)
Hurricane Sandy 2012
An aerial view of the damage around Atlantic City, New Jersey, is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 31, 2012 (Reuters)
Hurricane Felix 2007
Lightning strikes San Salvador as Hurricane Felix approaches San Salvador, El Salvador, September 4, 2007 (AFP)
Hurricane Ike 2008
The surge before the storm swamps Galveston Island, Texas, and a fire destroys homes along the beach as Hurricane Ike approaches Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 (AP)
Hurricane Ike 2008
Flooding over access road 523 to Surfside beach, caused by Hurricane Ike forming in the Gulf of Mexico, is seen near Surfside Beach, Texas September 12, 2008 (Reuters)
Hurricane Mitch 1998
Choluteca River flooding in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, caused by Hurricane Mitch 1998 (AFP)
Hurricane Iris 2001
(AP)
Hurricane Isabel 2003
A house that was slammed off its foundation by Hurricane Isabel sits precariously on the beach one month after it hit Rodanthe, North Carolina October 18, 2003 (Reuters)
Hurricane Charley 2004
Debris from damaged homes caused by Hurricane Charley litters a neighborhood in Punta Gorda, Florida 15 August 2004 (AFP)
Hurricane Francis 2004
A large tree partially blocks a road as 50 knot plus winds from Hurricane Francis continue to howl 05 September, 2004, in Titusville, Florida (AFP)
Hurricane Ivan 2004
Residents of Pensacola Beach, Fla., pass by an SUV half buried in sand as they walk back to their homes on Sept. 22, 2004, to inspect the damage caused by Hurricane Ivan (AP)
Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004
People flee as a tsunami wave comes crashing ashore at Koh Raya, part of Thailand's territory in the Andaman islands, 23 kilometers from Phuket island, southern Thailand, on December 26, 2004 (AFP)
Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004
An aerial view of a destroyed and flooded village after waves hit following an earthquake near the provincial capital of Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, on December 28, 2004 (AP)
Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004
An aerial view of Marina beach after a tsunami triggered by an earthquake in the Indian Ocean hit the area in the southern Indian city of Madras on December 26, 2004 (Reuters)
Hurricane Jeanne 2004
Huge waves caused by Hurricane Jeanne batter a sea wall in front of a water front home on the inter costal waterway in Ft. Pierce, Florida 26 September, 2004 (AFP)
Hurricane Dennis 2005
High waves crash over the pier in Panama City Beach, Fla. Sunday, July 10, 2005 as the eye of Hurricane Dennis makes landfall. (AP)
Hurricane Katrina 2005
An aerial view of houses surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina, 4 September 2005 (AFP)
Hurricane Katrina 2005
People stand stranded on a roof surrounded by high flood waters in New Orleans, August 30, 2005 (AFP)
Hurricane Rita 2005
An aerial view of the Ninth Ward, flooded after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 26 September 2005 (AFP)
Hurricane Rita 2005
An aerial view of the damage inflicted to homes in the direct path of floodwaters from the breach of the Industrial Canal levee in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, 11 October 2005 (Reuters)
Hurricane Wilma 2005
The roof of a warehouse lie in the streets 22 October, 2005 in Cancun during the passage of Hurricane Wilma (AFP)
Hurricane Dean 2007
People walk in the rain at a park as Hurricane Dean passes close to Jamaica, in Kingston August 19, 2007 (Reuters)
Hurricane Dean 2007
Hurricane Dean's wreckage in Mexico, August 2007 (AP)
Hurricane Joaquin 2015
Hurricane Joaquin is seen over the Bahamas in this handout photo provided by NASA and taken by Astronaut Scott Kelly from the International Space Station, September 2, 2015 (Reuters)
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