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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

Typhoon Kalmaegi slams into Philippines: Warnings of landslides, flooding and storm surges

14 Sep 2014, IBTimes

One year after Super Typhoon Haiyan, during which many of the 8,000 killed drowned in the surges, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council warned of possible landslides, two-metre storm surges and flash flooding as typhoon Kalmaegi slams into the northeast provinces of the Philippines...


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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