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Typhoon Rammasun Is The Strongest Storm To Hit Southern China In 40 Years

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Typhoon Rammasun (the strongest storm to hit southern China in 40 years) arrived at the southern Chinese island province of Hainan on Friday, then moved on to strike parts of the mainland later on Friday and early on Saturday. Clocking sustained winds of 155 mph and gusts up to 175 mph, Rammasun is now one of the strongest typhoons to make landfall in mainland southern China on record. It is not over… What next? Presentation courtesy of Dr. Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction

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Typhoon Rammasun Is The Strongest Storm To Hit Southern China In 40 Years

  1. 1. TYPHOON RAMMASUN REACHES CHINA Friday, July 18, 2014
  2. 2. WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014 • While heading toward southern China's Hainan Island and Vietnam, a weakened Rammasun strengthened in the open water of the South China Sea to become a super typhoon once again.
  3. 3. THPHOON RAMMASUN: FORECAST
  4. 4. TYPHOON RAMMASUN
  5. 5. FRIDAY, JULY 18 • Typhoon Rammasun (the strongest storm to hit southern China in 40 years) arrived at the southern Chinese island province of Hainan on Friday, then moved on to strike parts of the mainland later on Friday and early on Saturday.
  6. 6. LANDFALL AT HAIKOU CITY
  7. 7. HAIKOU CITY TOOK A DIRECT HIT • Haikou City, a city of 2 million, received 18 cm (7 inches) of rain in 6 hours.
  8. 8. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS • The eye wall of the typhoon made landfall at 3:30 pm local time in China’s Hainan Province. • Clocking sustained winds of 155 mph and gusts up to 175 mph, Rammasun is now one of the strongest typhoons to make landfall in mainland southern China on record.
  9. 9. JULY 18: HIGH WINDS, WAVES, AND RAIN SIGNAL THE ARRIVAL
  10. 10. JULY 18: HIGH WINDS AND RAIN SIGNAL THE ARRIVAL
  11. 11. PHYSICAL IMPACTS • Rammasun brought storm surge of 6-7 m (20 ft), high wind velocities, and torrential rain, the latter triggering dangerous landslides.
  12. 12. ECONOMIC LOSSES: Initial reports indicated that Rammasun’s initial impacts have caused economic losses of more than 4.95 billion yuan ($797 million).
  13. 13. DEATHS: Initial reports of 14 deaths (with higher tolls expected) were added to the updated toll of 77 deaths in the Philippines. .
  14. 14. AN EVACUATION CENTER
  15. 15. IT IS NOT OVER; WHAT IS NEXT?
  16. 16. Vietnam expects extreme levels of rainfall from a weakened Rammasun

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