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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

US: The power of human resilience after major disasters — and the importance of community

15 Apr 2015, Fast Company

Researchers had the unique chance to measure the 'happiness' of vulnerable female New Orleans residents before and after Hurricane Katrina, reports Fast Company. 'Our research showed that social support, both before and after, was the main factor associated with women's happiness,' said Rocio Calvo, an assistant professor at Boston College’s School of Social Work...


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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