TYPHOONS by: sally and brooke

A typhoon is a tropical storm in the region of the Indian or Western Pacific Oceans. Typhoons are also mature tropical cyclones.

The main "ingredients" of a typhoon is: 1. Warm Water 2. Moisture 3. Inward Spiraling Winds

Typhoons most frequently occur on the western Pacific Ocean off the east cost of Asia near Japan. However, hurricanes are similar to typhoons they just occur in different places.

There are many warning signs to when a typhoon is coming. It will begin four days before.

Four days before - At first there are no signs of a storm coming. But the waves are about 3 feet higher.

Three days before - The waves are 6 feet high, and are coming every nine seconds.

Two days before - The waves are 9 feet high, and are coming every nine seconds. The sky is clear and the wind is almost calm.

One and one half days before - The winds are 11 MPH, and the waves are 13 feet high, coming every seven seconds. And the barometer is falling.

One hour before - The rain is very heavy, with wind speeds of 104 MPH. The waves are 16 feet high and the barometer is free falling.

Precautions you can take when a typhoon is coming:

If you are in the area were a typhoon will be occurring you will need, food, first aid, water, and needed supplies. Another precaution you can take is boarding up the windows and the doors.

Typhoons can cause major effects on peoples lives.

It can cause loss of electricity, and electrical wires hanging down on the ground. Homes can be damaged. As well as power poles, power lines, crops, and trees can be destroyed . The forceful winds can hurl loose objects.

The damages that typhoons can cause.

Difference Between Typhoons and Hurricanes

Hurricanes and Typhoon are the same weather phenomenon. The only difference between a hurricanes and Typhoons is the location where the storm occurs.

Typhoons develop in the Western part of the North Pacific Ocean, between 180 degrees and 100 degrees East. The region is called Northwestern Pacific Bay. That is the most active tropical cyclone basin. This is were one third of the typhoons(tropical cyclones) occur.

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

In the meteorological records typhoon Yolanda was the most destructive. It was the strongest landing typhoon ever recorded in the Philippines. It lasted from November 3rd-11th, 2013.

The destruction that typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) caused.

Typhoon Yolanda formed November 3rd 2013 and dissipated November 11th 2013.

The cost of the damage that typhoon Yolanda created was, $2.86 billion.

The areas that typhoon Yolanda affected was Caroline Islands, Philippians, South China, and Vietnam.

The impact on the places that typhoon Yolanda caused are it damaged multiple houses, since houses where destroyed that left many people homeless. Some people even lost access to water and power. Hospitals where shut down. The winds where going so fast that it blew off roof tops and blew down power lines. Places where flooded entirely. At least 10,000 people died from typhoon Yolanda.

The worlds strongest recorded typhoon to previously make landfall Hurricane Camille in 1969, which hit Mississippi with 190mph winds, said Weather Underground's Masters. This year "Super Typhoon" hit Taiwan, more than half a million homes lost power and five people where injured. Which is the world super typhoon this year. Super typhoon is a tern utilized by U.S. Typhoons that reach maximum sustained 1-minute surface winds of at least 65 m/s (130kt, 150mph).

Websites: Terrible Typhoons, Typhoons in the Philippines - Wikipedia, Typhoons - Wikipedia, http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/A3.html, and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/14/typhoon-meranti-worlds-strongest-storm-this-year-hits-taiwan/.

Credits:

Created with images by WikiImages - "hurricane benilde winter storm clouds" • NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "NASA's Aqua Satellite Tracking Super Typhoon Vongfong" • IDVMedia - "What remains of a small community after a landslide" • DFID - UK Department for International Development - "Aerial view of Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan"

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