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A cyclone in the desert
Description: It was a storm more ferocious than Arabia had seen for decades. When Cyclone Gonu hit Oman in the early hours of June 6 last year, it brought winds of 90mph and widespread flooding. In the Arabian Sea, wind speeds reached as high as 165mph, making Gonu a Category Five storm - the highest category on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale - and blowing with similar force to hurricanes Andrew in 1992 and Katrina in 2005, two of the most destructive hurricanes to make landfall in the US. [Source: The National]
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Source: The National
Publish Date: 6/5/2008
Reading Level: Basic
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