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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

Why Taiwan is so well-prepared for super-typhoons

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.


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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