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
8 Jul 2016, AO
Typhoon Nepartak, one of the most powerful ever to hit Taiwan, made landfall at about 6 p.m. eastern time last Thursday. But for a storm of such power, the death toll was surprisingly low, though dozens more were injured. Taiwan has a long history with typhoons. But since the deadly storm of 2009, Taiwan tends to survive even the biggest storms relatively unscathed.
People exposed per year
|5||Taiwan, prov. of China||6,507,695|
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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