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
15 Apr 2014, TRF
'I was here when Cyclone Nargis blew over us, and it was terrible. If something similar happens now, we should be better prepared, because there are more buildings, more vehicles and more people here,' said Zaw, a car dealer in Myanmar...
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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