Destroyed by Hurricanes or Typhoons

WHS that have been (partly) destroyed or severely damaged due to a hurricane or typhoon.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Ambohimanga "Cyclone Giovanna, which passed over Madagascar in February 2012, caused considerable damage at the site. The wooden shingles of Andrianampoinimerina's house were torn off by the wind, exposing the historic objects inside to damage from the elements. The wooden fence surrounding the Mahandrihono compound was also badly damaged. Worst affected are the plants and trees at the site. Large swaths of endemic medicinal plants and trees in the forest were destroyed. Many of the sacred trees shading the royal city were uprooted, including sacred fig trees around the Fidasiana courtyard and inside the zebu pen. Two of the uprooted trees were of particular symbolic significance, having served as physical anchors for certain royal rituals since the 17th century." (wiki)
Camagüey Ike
Cienfuegos Dennis
Everglades The damage done by Hurricane Andrew (Aug 1992) was one of the reasons for the site's endangered listing in 1993.
Itsukushima Shrine On September 5, 2004, the shrine was severely damaged by Typhoon Songda. The boardwalks and roof were partially destroyed, and the shrine was temporarily closed for repairs. (wiki)
Levuka Cyclone Winston, Feb 2016
Old Havana Ike
Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles Palazzo della Ragione: "A tornado destroyed the roof and damaged the building on 17 August 1756."
Santo Domingo "The city was struck by hurricane San Zenón in 1930, which caused major damage and killed up to 8,000 people." (wiki)
Socotra Archipelago Cyclone Megh (Nov 2015): "... number of homes have been destroyed and 5,000 more displaced people have fled the northern shores of the island to schools, universities and hospitals"


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