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August 1[edit]

1982: Typhoon Bess struck the Japanese island of Honshū, killing 59 people.

August 2[edit]

1922: A typhoon made landfall near Swatow, China late at night, killing 50,000 of the city's 65,000 residents.

August 3[edit]

2008: A rare F4 (T8) tornado struck the town of Hautmont, France, killing three people.

August 4[edit]

1980: Hurricane Allen reached category 5 strength for the first time in the late evening. Allen was at this strength for a total of almost three days, the longest of any Atlantic hurricane on record, and the third-longest in the world.

August 5[edit]

1997: Hurricane Guillermo reached a peak intensity of 919 millibars (27.1 inHg) over the eastern Pacific Ocean, making it the second-strongest Pacific hurricane on record at the time (since surpassed by two other storms).

August 6[edit]

1879: The easternmost major tornado ever recorded in North America struck Bouctouche, New Brunswick.

August 7[edit]

1979: Several tornadoes killed 2 people in the Woodstock, Ontario area.

August 8[edit]

1899: Hurricane San Ciriaco began crossing the island of Puerto Rico, eventually killing more than 3,000 people. The storm had an accumulated cyclone energy of 73.57, the highest on record in the Atlantic basin.

August 9[edit]

1878: The deadliest tornado in Connecticut history, and one of the worst ever in the Northeastern United States, destroyed the town of Wallingford, killing 34 people.

August 10[edit]

1856: A hurricane destroyed a resort on Last Island, Louisiana, killing more than 200 people.

August 11[edit]

1979: A dam in the Rajkot district of Gujarat, India failed due to major flooding, resulting in the deaths of thousands.

August 12[edit]

1955: Hurricane Connie made landfall in North Carolina. Five days later, Hurricane Diane would strike the same area, causing catastrophic flooding throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions of the United States.

August 13[edit]

1916: The dam holding back Lake Toxaway in Transylvania County, North Carolina failed due to severe flooding.

August 14[edit]

1812: A tropical cyclone was sighted near Jamaica. This storm would eventually strike New Orleans as a major hurricane, killing around 100 people.

August 15[edit]

1787: The Four-State Tornado Swarm, the most extensive tornado outbreak in early American history, killed two people in New England.

August 16[edit]

2003: Hurricane Erika made landfall in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, causing minor damage and two deaths.

August 17[edit]

1969: Hurricane Camille, the second strongest hurricane ever to strike the United States, made landfall at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Camille caused more than $1 billion (1969 USD) in damage and 250 deaths.

August 18[edit]

2007: Typhoon Sepat struck the island of Taiwan, killing at least 43 people.

August 19[edit]

1991: Hurricane Bob made landfall in eastern New England, causing more than $2 billion (2006 USD) in damage.

August 20[edit]

2009: Eighteen tornadoes touched down in southern Ontario, marking the most extensive tornado outbreak in Canadian history.

August 21[edit]

1918: 36 people were killed when a tornado struck Tyler, Minnesota.

August 22[edit]

1933: The Chesapeake–Potomac hurricane struck the Outer Banks late in the evening, killing as many as 30 people.

August 23[edit]

1853: The World Meteorological Organization, originally the International Meteorological Organization, was formed.

August 24[edit]

1992: Hurricane Andrew, the last Category 5 hurricane to hit the United States, devastated the area around Miami, Florida.

August 25[edit]

1986: The remnants of Hurricane Charley passed just south of Ireland, causing record rainfall and major flooding which killed four people.

August 26[edit]

1995: As part of a hyperactive hurricane season, 5 tropical cyclones existed in the Atlantic basin simultaneously, the only time in history this has ever occurred.

August 27[edit]

1989: Hurricane Kiko (1989) struck the southern tip of Baja California as a category 3 hurricane, but caused no deaths.

August 28[edit]

1983: Hurricane Barry made landfall about 35 miles (56 km) south of the Texas border, in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Hundreds of homes were destroyed, but no one was killed.

August 29[edit]

2005: Hurricane Katrina pushed an incredible storm surge onshore in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, killing almost 2,000 people and causing more than $80 billion in damage. It was the costliest Atlantic hurricane in history, as well as the deadliest in the United States since the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane.

August 30[edit]

1878: A record flood killed almost 400 people in and around Miskolc, Hungary.

August 31[edit]

1971: Hurricane Lily struck western Mexico, causing devastating flooding in Puerto Vallarta.