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> Super Typhoon Usagi, Grew rapidly from a tropical storm to equivalent of a cat 5 quickly
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post Sep 20 2013, 11:45 AM
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http://qz.com/126437/a-super-typhoon-is-he...u-need-to-know/

An atmospheric monster has blossomed in the western Pacific Ocean, and it could have a devastating impact
on Hong Kong this weekend.
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On Thursday, Super Typhoon Usagi—now officially Earth’s strongest storm this year—rapidly grew from tropical storm strength to the equivalent of a category five hurricane, the scale’s highest level. That transformation occurred in an impressively short period of time: the storm’s estimated winds increased in speed by about 85mph (140kph) in less than a day—good enough for one of the fastest intensification rates ever recorded. Maximum wind gusts within Usagi are now estimated to be an incredible 170 knots (see below), or 195 mph (315 kph).
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And it may be even stronger than that. Unlike in the Atlantic Ocean, there are no direct ‘hurricane hunter‘-style aircraft observations of typhoons in the Pacific, so we don’t really know how strong this mega-storm is. One satellite-based estimate shows the storm’s minimum central pressure to be around 882 millibars, good enough to be the planet’s strongest storm since 1984.
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The Joint Typhoon Warning Center, a US Military forecasting command post in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, said there is “high confidence” that the track of Usagi will skirt the southern tip of Taiwan on Friday and make landfall near Hong Kong late Saturday. The storm is gathering in the Pacific as Hong Kong, mainland China, and much of Asia, celebrates the mid-Autumn festival, a time when far-flung families gather and neighborhoods host outdoor carnivals.
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post Sep 22 2013, 08:03 PM
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Tracked more north by about 75km than originally expected, Hong Kong dodged a bullet
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post Aug 4 2015, 05:01 AM
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The typhoon killed at least 25 people in Guangdong province of south China and winds of up to 180 km/h (110 mph) were recorded in some areas.


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The typhoon killed at least 25 people in Guangdong province of south China and winds of up to 180 km/h (110 mph) were recorded in some areas.

Every year typhoons and cyclones cause heavy damage in many countries. The most deadliest cyclone was recorded in 1970 Bhola cyclone, which took upto 500,000 lives . The countries that are in the tropical spheres of the globe, experience typhoons or hurricanes, raging through at different speeds. There is nothing the people can do to stop these disasters because they are a natural phenomena. But at least they can try to reduce the life damage by following protection tips suggested by their authorities.


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