Sentence Examples


  • Many of its buildings were destroyed by a cyclone on the 19th of February 1888.
  • A cyclone which devastated Vavau in April 1900 was the most destructive ever recorded in the group, but hurricanes are rare.
  • Far more destructive to life was the cyclone and storm-wave that broke over Chittagong district on the night of the 24th of October 1897.
  • Terrific thunderstorms are also common at that period; waterspouts are sometimes seen; and as the Indian Ocean cyclone region touches the eastern coast, hurricanes occur every few years, at rare intervals ascending into the interior highland.
  • On the 8th of August 1899 the island was visited by the most destructive cyclone in its history, causing a loss of about 3500 lives and a property damage amounting to 36,000,000 pesos, the coffee industry suffering most.