Natural Disasters, September 26

1959      Vera, Typhoon Vera, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history, makes landfall killing 4,580 people and leaving nearly 1.6 million homeless.

1997      An earthquake struck the Italian regions of Umbria and Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi to collapse.

2009      ketsana, Typhoon Ketsana hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand killing 700 people.

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