1977 Oman Cyclone

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Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, McBrewster John
VDM Publishing, Feb 20, 2011 - Science - 68 pages
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1977 Oman cyclone was the second-strongest cyclone on record to hit the Arabian Peninsula, after Cyclone Gonu. It formed off the west coast of India in the Arabian Sea, and curved westward to reach peak winds of 70 mph (110 km/h). The storm struck Masirah Island and later southern Oman on June 13, before dissipating the next day over Saudi Arabia. It killed at least 105 people and left 50,000 homeless. The cyclone was considered the worst disaster in Oman during the 20th century. On June 9, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) identified a tropical disturbance off the west coast of India in the Arabian Sea. The system moved northward, followed by a northwest turn on June 10; around that time, it is estimated the system intensified into a tropical storm.

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