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
17 Nov 2014, UCS
The next step, as IUCN’s Radhika Murti, one of the co-authors of the Safe Havens report said here this week, is to 'get climate people talking with disaster people… Communities don’t differentiate between disasters and climate impacts. But pre-disaster conditions determine disaster impacts'...
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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