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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

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Amid construction boom, Myanmar starts to build disaster resilience

15 Apr 2014, TRF

'I was here when Cyclone Nargis blew over us, and it was terrible. If something similar happens now, we should be better prepared, because there are more buildings, more vehicles and more people here,' said Zaw, a car dealer in Myanmar...


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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