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Cyclone

A cyclone is a non-frontal storm system that is characterized by a low pressure centre, spiral rain bands and strong winds. Usually it originates over tropical or subtropical waters and rotates clockwise in the southern hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere. source: CRED

Philippines: Drivers of disaster resilience in Benguet

28 Jan 2015, WFP

The Province of Benguet is not a stranger to natural disasters – from earthquakes to typhoons – which have resulted in the loss of lives in the province. Meet some of the drivers of disaster resilience in Benguet, who, with the help of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Disaster Preparedness and Response and Climate Change Adaptation (DPR/CCA) Projects, are moulding Benguet into a province that is equipped to prepare for and respond to disasters...


Human Exposure - Absolute exposure to cyclone
  Countries  
People exposed per year
1 Japan 22,548,120
2 Philippines 16,267,090
3 China 9,933,174
4 India 7,607,821
5 Taiwan, prov. of China 6,507,695
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
Number of cyclone occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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