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
26 Aug 2015, Gleaner, the
The seaside towns of Annotto Bay, St Mary, and Morant Point, St Thomas are two of Jamaica's communities most at risk from sea-level rise devastation. Recent studies link land slippage and other environmental issues to the poor socio-economic conditions that are a common feature of the communities. The Trinityville Area Integrated Land Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Project intends to address some of these problems, reports The Gleaner...
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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