Most Powerful Typhoons In The World

The powerful typhoons are undeniably one of the most destructive natural disasters in the world today. Unlike earthquakes, tsunamis, or volcanic eruptions which happens rarely, typhoons happen all year round ...

The powerful typhoons are undeniably one of the most destructive natural disasters in the world today. Unlike earthquakes, tsunamis, or volcanic eruptions which happens rarely, typhoons happen all year round in different countries.  Every year several tropical countries across the globe are devastated by a number of typhoons with different intensities. Powerful typhoons are rare and usually don’t make landfall but when they do, total destruction is to be expected on its wake. They can cause thousands of casualties and billions in damage to properties. Even the most advanced countries are still vulnerable to typhoons and there’s still no way to stop them. In this article, we’ll discuss the most powerful typhoons in the world that brought mass destruction and thousands of casualties. Typhoon Haiyan – 2013 Most Powerful Typhoons In The WorldThe Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 was the most powerful typhoon in history to make landfall. With up to 195 mph sustained winds, the typhoon brought total destruction and affected over 11 million people in the Philippines. Over 6,000 people were killed and 1.9 million families were left homeless after the typhoon struck the middle section of the country. The destruction caused by the Typhoon Haiyan has prompted aid from several international communities. Search and rescue operations also went for months after the typhoon. Typhoon Nina – 1975 Most Powerful Typhoons In The WorldTyphoon Nina may not be as powerful as Typhoon Haiyan but the number of casualties it caused is very tragic. The typhoon didn’t bring the kind of rainfall and wind speeds that the Typhoon Haiyan brought in 2013, but it is certainly one of the deadliest storms to strike China. Over 230,000 lives were lost when Typhoon Nina struck in 1975. Most of the casualties were from the Henan province where a dam failed due to excessive rainfall over a couple of days and flooded the nearby villages. The flood then caused different kinds of diseases to the homeless villagers. Typhoon Tip – 1979 Most Powerful Typhoons In The WorldDespite its size and strength, Typhoon Tip didn’t claim many lives when it struck the Philippines in 1979. It still holds the record though for being the most intense and biggest tropical storm ever recorded. The size of Typhoon Tip is so huge that its diameter was said to be equivalent to the half the land mass of the continental US. It also holds the record for the tropical storm that caused atmospheric pressure to dropped to the lowest point at sea level.  Typhoon Wanda – 1962 Most Powerful Typhoons In The WorldWhen Typhoon Wanda struck Hong Kon in 1962, it immediately caused the destruction of more than 2,000 vessels on the coast of the country. Even though it was only a category 2 storm, Typhoon Wanda has created a storm surge that destroyed the surrounding coastal areas in Hong Kong. Over 130 people were reported to be dead and 50 more missing. Typhoon Saomai – 2006 Most Powerful Typhoons In The WorldIn 2006, Typhoon Saomai struck Taiwan and then China which destroyed over 1,000 houses and buildings. Typhoon Saomai is the most powerful to hit China since 1949. Casualties were reported to be 458 people while the damage was totaled to be around $2.5 billion. Typhoon Megi – 2010 Most Powerful Typhoons In The WorldTyphoon Megi was the only super typhoon during the typhoon season of 2010. It is also one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded. The super typhoon hit the Philippines and then Taiwan and left 38 people dead and over $255 million damage to property. Typhoon Ida – 1960 Most Powerful Typhoons In The WorldTyphoon Ida hit Japan back in 1960. The typhoon had wind speeds of up to 115 mph when it made landfall. As a result, 300 people were dead and 700 more were reported to be missing. It caused total destruction in Japan since the structures were not that strong back then. Final Thoughts The worst thing about powerful typhoons is that they can affect different tropical countries all year round and there’s nothing we can do to stop them. This means that the people living in these countries are vulnerable and are at risk. Fortunately, with the help of modern science and technology authorities are now able to prepare the public ahead of these natural disasters. Being prepared ahead of a powerful typhoon can help a lot in ensuring your survival and in protecting your property once this natural disaster strikes. The post Most Powerful Typhoons In The World appeared first on 99Survival.com.

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