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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

The vital role of protected areas in climate disaster risk reduction

17 Nov 2014, UCS

The next step, as IUCN’s Radhika Murti, one of the co-authors of the Safe Havens report said here this week, is to 'get climate people talking with disaster people… Communities don’t differentiate between disasters and climate impacts. But pre-disaster conditions determine disaster impacts'...


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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