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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

India: Aila-hit Sundarbans grapples with eroded banks, incomplete shelters

9 Feb 2016, Indian Express

Six years ago, the mangroves at Sundarbans had acted as Kolkata’s saviour from Aila, by absorbing a massive chunk of the cylone’s fury. Finding ‘clear signs of erosion’ on the banks along the Sundarbans, a research team from JNU in collaboration with the West Bengal Disaster Management Authority, has stressed on the need for a ‘multi-disaster hazard plan’ while pointing out that cyclone Aila in 2009 had caused a lot more devastation in India, than it had in Bangladesh...


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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