Essay about Geographical Inquiry: Cyclones

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Geographical Inquiry – Cyclones
Question 1
There have been 32 typhoons in the last 50 years within the Philippine’s, however I will only be focusing my report on three main typhoons. These are typhoon Haiyan, 2013, typhoon Angela, 1989 and typhoon Bopha, 2012. Each one of these typhoons destroyed and devastated many people within the Philippines. Tropical cyclones usually account for at least 30 percent of the annual rainfall within the Philippines.

On November 8, 2013 a powerful tropical cyclone known as typhoon Haiyan or typhoon Yolanda devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. It was recorded to be one of the most deadly and devastating typhoons ever recorded, killing at least 6,201 people in that country
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This cyclone cause major damage both culturally and physically. The extremely strong winds and heavy rainfall caused flash flooding which, then completely destroyed agricultural crops and also all of the debris ruined cropping land, making it unusable for future years to come for future years to come. An estimated 9.33 billion Philippine pesos ($8 million in total damage) was caused in damage across the Philippines, resulting in 882 deaths. In total, 219,178 people, or 39,095 families, were affected by the typhoon. About 33,309 homes sustained some degree of damage. In all, this typhoon caused many businesses to go bankrupt and loose virtually everything.

Lastly, Typhoon Bopha caused much devastation throughout the Philippines. This cyclone affected over 6.2 million people. Wind gusts up to 210km/h destroyed the country and caused the Philippines government to declare 50 provinces, cities and municipalities in a state of calamity. Within the areas hardest hit, almost 95 percent of the roads, houses and crops were destroyed. Because of flooding, landslides and communication difficulties and the collapse of many houses, 170,000 people were made to evacuate the area and flee to certain evacuation areas. Red cross was a large help to all of the people affected. The Red Cross gave food, household items and safe water. This cyclone caused many physical and cultural

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