Updated: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 02:45:00 GMT | By India Syndicate

The deadliest hurricanes ever: In pictures

Cyclone Phailin struck the Odisha coastline on Saturday, wreaking havoc along the way. We look at the other deadly hurricanes across the world


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The deadliest hurricanes ever: In pictures (© Reuters)

Hurricane Dennis (2005)

Hurricane Dennis was a major hurricane in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico during the active 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Dennis hit Cuba twice as a Category 4 hurricane and made landfall on the Florida Panhandle in the US as a Category 3 storm. Dennis caused at least 89 deaths, 42 direct, in the US and Caribbean and caused $2.23 billion in damages to the United States and an equal amount of damage in the Caribbean.

In this picture: Thunder Horse, the world's largest semi-submersible platform, which was tilting after Hurricane Dennis hit the Gulf on July 12, 2005.

The deadliest hurricanes ever: In pictures (© Getty Images)

In this picture: Divers swim at the shipwreck Spiegel Grove in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on July 12, 2005 in Key Largo, Florida. Since it was fully scuttled June 10, 2002, the decommissioned Navy Landing Ship Dock has rested on its starboard side. However, on July 11, 2005 divers discovered the ship had rolled upright, likely due to waves produced by Hurricane Dennis off the southeast coast of Cuba. The ship is the largest in the world ever scuttled to become an artificial reef.

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