Natural disasters: hurricanes : a reference handbook by Patrick J. Fitzpatrick

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Eastern Hemisphere countries sustain Page 17 the worst fatalities because more storms occur there. A few of many examples include the Philippines (Typhoon Kelly in 1981 with 140 killed and Tropical Storm Thelma in 1991 with 3,000 killed), China (Typhoon Peggy in 1986 with 170 killed, Typhoon Herb in 1996 with 779 killed, and Typhoon Nina in 1975 with at least 10,000 killed), and Korea (Typhoon Thelma in 1987 with 368 killed or missing). However, Western Hemisphere countries also suffer sizable casualties from flooding and mudslides, such as in the Caribbean nations (Hurricane Fifi in 1974 with 8,000 to 10,000 killed, Hurricane Flora in 1963 with 8,000 killed, and Hurricane Gordon in 1994 with 1,145 killed), Mexico (Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 with 202 killed and Hurricane Pauline in 1997 with 230 killed), and Central America (Hurricane Mitch in 1998).

Eastern Hemisphere countries sustain Page 17 the worst fatalities because more storms occur there. A few of many examples include the Philippines (Typhoon Kelly in 1981 with 140 killed and Tropical Storm Thelma in 1991 with 3,000 killed), China (Typhoon Peggy in 1986 with 170 killed, Typhoon Herb in 1996 with 779 killed, and Typhoon Nina in 1975 with at least 10,000 killed), and Korea (Typhoon Thelma in 1987 with 368 killed or missing). However, Western Hemisphere countries also suffer sizable casualties from flooding and mudslides, such as in the Caribbean nations (Hurricane Fifi in 1974 with 8,000 to 10,000 killed, Hurricane Flora in 1963 with 8,000 killed, and Hurricane Gordon in 1994 with 1,145 killed), Mexico (Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 with 202 killed and Hurricane Pauline in 1997 with 230 killed), and Central America (Hurricane Mitch in 1998).

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