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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

Jamaica: Sea-level rise a daunting reality in St Thomas

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...


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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