1721 Madras cyclone

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1721 Madras cyclone was a cyclone which struck the city of Madras (now Chennai) in the Madras Presidency on 13 and 14 November 1721. The cyclone was one of the most severe in the history of the city and destroyed bridges and even suburban villages. The damages were high and three ships of the British East India Company were lost. The Island Bridge connecting Fort St George with The Island was badly damaged as a result of the cyclone.


  • Love, H. D. (1913). "Appendix IX: Cyclones at Madras". Vestiges of Old Madras 1. John Murray. p. 559.