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
16 Jun 2016, SciDevNet
Tropical cyclone Roanu — which affected Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka mid-May — highlighted strengths and weaknesses in how these countries cope with hydro-meteorological disasters. Sri Lanka was the worst hit and the least prepared to cope with the impacts. Glaring gaps in early warnings and evacuations have reignited the debate on improving disaster communications.
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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