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
1 Sep 2014, TRF
'We want to capture the traditional knowledge of our elderly people and integrate it into our teaching, so that it can be sustained for the future,' Mauala reflected. 'We are not only helping them further to everyday preparedness, but we are actually learning from them as well'...
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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