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
28 Jan 2015, WFP
The Province of Benguet is not a stranger to natural disasters – from earthquakes to typhoons – which have resulted in the loss of lives in the province. Meet some of the drivers of disaster resilience in Benguet, who, with the help of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Disaster Preparedness and Response and Climate Change Adaptation (DPR/CCA) Projects, are moulding Benguet into a province that is equipped to prepare for and respond to disasters...
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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