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This year, the increase in price for natural vanilla was compounded by a March cyclone that hit the northeastern vanilla-producing region of Madagascar, which fueled buyers’ worries about shortages.
In 2004, a cyclone made a direct hit on the vanilla-growing regions of Madagascar, causing extensive damage to the crop and driving the price from about $25 a kilogram to more than $500 a kilogram.
This scene played out at the Smithsonian on a recent Wednesday afternoon, during an exercise in which a group of cultural-heritage professionals and emergency responders tried to evacuate the fictional Smithsonia museum after a pretend cyclone.
But the National Hurricane Center said the chances of a cyclone forming are low and that upper-level winds later next week would be unfavorable for the system to strengthen further.
Even before the war, Bangladesh had been trampled by another apocalyptic horseman: a cyclone killed hundreds of thousands in 1970.
Bangladesh is frequently cited as the country most at risk due to the effects of climate change because of its exposure to flooding, storm surge, cyclones and landslides.
In the end, millions of people will be displaced over the next decade or two because of the insurmountable challenges posed by salinity, tidal surges, flooding, and the cyclones that regularly hit this region.
This causes a low pressure area that draws in surrounding air masses, often setting off a swirling cyclone.
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First Known Use: 1848See Words from the same year
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