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Cyclone - Hazard Profile

This hazard profile is an analysis of the mortality and economic loss risk for Cyclone

Please see also: Cyclone Disaster Statistics

Human Exposure

Modelled number of people present in hazard zones that are thereby subject to potential losses.

Absolute human exposure
  Average people exposed per year   Country
1 22,548,120 Japan
2 16,267,090 Philippines
3 9,933,174 China
4 7,607,821 India
5 6,507,695 Taiwan, prov. of China
6 4,641,060 Bangladesh
7 3,573,351 United States of America
8 2,083,071 Korea (Rep. of)
9 1,885,541 Madagascar
10 872,234 Viet Nam
11 867,976 Myanmar
12 629,325 Mexico
13 602,264 Dominican Republic
14 488,556 Cuba
15 423,511 Hong Kong
Legend:
Tropical Cyclones (Saffir-Simpson categories)




Relative human exposure
  Countries %
People exposed per year, percentage
1 Guam 39.6
2 Northern Mariana Islands 36.9
3 Taiwan, prov. of China 28.3
4 Montserrat 20.4
5 Mauritius 19.4
6 Philippines 18.5
7 Japan 17.6
8 Samoa 16.3
9 British Virgin Islands 15.9
10 Fiji 15.7
11 United States Virgin Islands 14.8
12 Vanuatu 14.7
13 New Caledonia 14.2
14 Anguilla 13.0
15 Cayman Islands 12.3
Legend:
Tropical Cyclones (Saffir-Simpson categories)


Economic Exposure

Modelled amout of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) present in hazard zones that are thereby subject to potential losses.

Absolute economic exposure
  Average GDP¹ exposed per year   Country
1 889.64 Japan
2 145.99 United States of America
3 112.40 Taiwan, prov. of China
4 29.96 Korea (Rep. of)
5 25.05 China
6 19.24 Philippines
7 12.98 Hong Kong
8 7.48 Puerto Rico
9 5.78 India
10 4.33 Mexico
11 2.59 Guam
12 2.39 Bangladesh
13 2.11 Cuba
14 1.68 Dominican Republic
15 1.38 RĂ©union
Legend:
Tropical Cyclones (Saffir-Simpson categories)




Relative economic exposure
  Country % GDP exposed per year, percentage
1 Guam 39.0
2 Northern Mariana Islands 37.0
3 Taiwan, prov. of China 28.0
4 Vanuatu 20.0
5 Mauritius 19.0
6 Philippines 18.0
7 Japan 17.0
8 Fiji 16.0
9 United States Virgin Islands 15.0
10 British Virgin Islands 15.0
11 Saint Kitts and Nevis 14.0
12 Samoa 14.0
13 New Caledonia 14.0
14 Bahamas 13.0
15 Montserrat 12.0
Legend:
Tropical Cyclones (Saffir-Simpson categories)


Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement

¹: In billions US$

Disclaimer:
This analysis was conducted using global datasets, the resolution of which is not relevant for in-situ planning and should not be used for life and death decisions. UNEP and partners (UNDP, UN/ISDR, The World Bank) should in no case be liable for misuse of the presented results.

The designations employed and the presentation of material on the maps do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNEP, UNDP, UNISDR, The World Bank or the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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