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USAGI: WIND AND WATER
DAMAGE
SUPER TYPHOON USAGI
Headed Towards The Philippines,
Taiwan, and China
September 20, 2013
The most powerful typhoon of the
2013 season approached the
northern Philippines and southern
Taiwan on Friday (Sept. 20) ...
SUPER TYPHOON USAGI
NEAR THE PHILIPPINES
POTENTIAL DISASTER
AGENTS OF USAGI
• Usagi has a diameter of 1,100 kilometers
(660 miles), with outer rain bands
extending...
WIND AND WATER PENETRATE
BUILDING ENVELOPE
SEVERE
WINDSTORMS
SEVERE
WINDSTORMS
UPLIFT OF ROOF SYSTEM
FLYING DEBRIS PENETRA...
ANTICIPATORY ACTIONS: THE
PHILIPPINES
• In the Philippines, the Batanes Islands
are under the highest storm alert
• Govern...
ANTICIPATORY ACTIONS: TAIWAN
• In Taiwan, hundreds of people are
being evacuated from flood-prone
areas near cities and in...
ANTICIPATORY ACTIONS: CHINA
• The Guangdong-Hong Kong coastline
of China is preparing for Usagi’s
arrival on Sunday as a w...
BENEFIT/COST OF BECOMING
TYPHOON DISASTER RESILIENT
PREPAREDNESS,
PROTECTION, EARLY
WARNING, EM.
RESPONSE, AND
RECOVERY
BU...
Impacts in The
Philippines
Sept. 20-21
AT LEAST 475 DEAD; MANY
HOMELESS
USAGI: WIND AND WATER
DAMAGE
USAGI: MUDSLIDES
USAGI: WIND DAMAGE
USAGI: WIND DAMAGE
USAGI: LAST MINUTE
EVACUATIONS
USAGI: FLOODING
USAGI: A RESCUE
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Update #1 Super Typhoon Usagi

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The most powerful typhoon of the 2013 season approached the northern Philippines and southern Taiwan on Friday (Sept. 20) with wind reaching 300 kph (184 mph) and torrential rain. The death toll now stands at 475 and is expected to increase dramatically in the days to come. Usagi has a diameter of 1,100 kilometers (660 miles), with outer rain bands extending across the main northern Philippine island of Luzon and southern Taiwan. Forecasters predict 24-hour rainfall accumulation of 500 millimeters (nearly 20 inches) near its center. Presentation courtesy of Dr Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction

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  1. 1. USAGI: WIND AND WATER DAMAGE
  2. 2. SUPER TYPHOON USAGI Headed Towards The Philippines, Taiwan, and China September 20, 2013
  3. 3. The most powerful typhoon of the 2013 season approached the northern Philippines and southern Taiwan on Friday (Sept. 20) with wind reaching 300 kph (184 mph) and torrential rain TSUNAMI ROUND TABLE
  4. 4. SUPER TYPHOON USAGI NEAR THE PHILIPPINES
  5. 5. POTENTIAL DISASTER AGENTS OF USAGI • Usagi has a diameter of 1,100 kilometers (660 miles), with outer rain bands extending across the main northern Philippine island of Luzon and southern Taiwan. • Forecasters predict 24-hour rainfall accumulation of 500 millimeters (nearly 20 inches) near its center.
  6. 6. WIND AND WATER PENETRATE BUILDING ENVELOPE SEVERE WINDSTORMS SEVERE WINDSTORMS UPLIFT OF ROOF SYSTEM FLYING DEBRIS PENETRATES WINDOWS STORM SURGE AND HEAVY PRECIPITATION IRREGULARITIES IN ELEVATION AND PLAN POOR WORKMANSHIP IGNORING NON-STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS CAUSES OF RISK CAUSES OF RISK CASE HISTORIESCASE HISTORIES
  7. 7. ANTICIPATORY ACTIONS: THE PHILIPPINES • In the Philippines, the Batanes Islands are under the highest storm alert • Government officials warned of flash floods, landslides and storm surge in 15 northern provinces.
  8. 8. ANTICIPATORY ACTIONS: TAIWAN • In Taiwan, hundreds of people are being evacuated from flood-prone areas near cities and in remote mountainous regions
  9. 9. ANTICIPATORY ACTIONS: CHINA • The Guangdong-Hong Kong coastline of China is preparing for Usagi’s arrival on Sunday as a weakened storm with maximum sustained winds of 158 kph (98 mp).
  10. 10. BENEFIT/COST OF BECOMING TYPHOON DISASTER RESILIENT PREPAREDNESS, PROTECTION, EARLY WARNING, EM. RESPONSE, AND RECOVERY BUILDS RESILIENCE 1 < BENEFIT/COST < 1,000
  11. 11. Impacts in The Philippines Sept. 20-21 AT LEAST 475 DEAD; MANY HOMELESS
  12. 12. USAGI: WIND AND WATER DAMAGE
  13. 13. USAGI: MUDSLIDES
  14. 14. USAGI: WIND DAMAGE
  15. 15. USAGI: WIND DAMAGE
  16. 16. USAGI: LAST MINUTE EVACUATIONS
  17. 17. USAGI: FLOODING
  18. 18. USAGI: A RESCUE
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