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This is the season of devastating winds. They call it hurricanes here in the United States. In the Philippines, we call it typhoons.

The past weeks, all you see on TV were reports of the hurricanes devastating the southern part of the U.S. There was not just one. There were three of them, entering and hitting the mainland one after the other. The strong winds brought so much rain that flooded urban areas, destroyed properties and left people homeless.

It was the power of nature and no one could ever stop it from tearing anything on its way. Footages on TV were sad. I hope the people affected by the storm could rebuild their lives and start all over again.

The top 3 strongest typhoon recorded in the U.S. includes Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest on the list.

1. The Great Labor Day Storm, September 2, 1935 - Florida

One of just three Category 5 (135 kt or 249 km/hr) Hurricanes to make landfall in the US, the Great Labor Day Storm had a minimum pressure of 892 millibars (26.35 inches). It caused 423 deaths in Florida. It also was notable for providing the setting for the Humphrey Bogart - Lauren Bacall movie, Key Largo.

2. Hurricane Katrina, August, 2005 - Louisiana and Mississippi

Katrina had a minimum pressure of 904 millibars (26.64 inches), making it the second most intense storm to hit the US, as well as the most costly, and the third deadliest.

3. Hurricane Camille, August 17 - 22, 1969 - Mississippi, SE Louisiana, Virginia

Camille, a Category 5, was the second most intense Hurricane ever to hit the United States, with a minimum pressure of 909 millibars (26.84 inches). The final windspeed will never be known because all measuring devices were destroyed, but it is thought to exceed 200 mph.

What about the Philippines? According to PAGASA records (1947 - 2006), these are the strongest typhoons ever recorded in the Philippines.

1. REMING (Durian), November 26-December 1, 2006 - 320 kph - Virac

2. SENING (Joan), October 11-15, 1970 - 275 kph - Virac

3. ROSING (Angela), October 30-November 4, 1995 - 260 kph - Virac Radar

4. ANDING (Irma), November 21-27, 1981 - 260 kph - Daet

5. LOLENG (Babs), October 15-24, 1998 - 250 kph - Virac

6. AMY, December 6-19, 1951 - 240 kph - Cebu

7. SISANG (Nina), November 23-27, 1987 - 240 kph - Legazpi

8. SALING (Dot), October 15-20, 1985 - 240 kph - Daet

9. HERMING (Betty), August 7-14, 1987 - 240 kph - Catarman

10. INING (Louise), November 15-20, 1964 - 240 kph - Cebu

11. UNDANG(Agnes), November 3-6, 1984 - 230 kph - Tacloban

12. HARRIET, December 28, 1959-January 2, 1960 - 225 kph - Virac

13. NITANG (Ike), August 31-September 4, 1984 - 220 kph - Surigao

14. RUPING (Mike), November 10-14, 1990 - 220 kph - Cebu

15. GADING (Peggy), July 6-10, 1986 - 220 kph - Vigan

16. TRIX, October 16-23, 1952 - 215 kph - Legazpi

17. UNSANG (Ruby), October 21-26, 1988 - 215 kph - Virac

18. GILDA, December 13-22, 1959 - 212 kph - Catbalogan

19. ARING (Betty), November 2-7, 1980 - 210 kph - Casiguran

20. TRINING (Ruth), October 16-31, 1991 - 204 kph - Laoag

The Philippines is expecting for more to come. Around 20 typhoons visit the country every year.

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