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"A tropical cyclone, also called a hurricane or typhoon, is an intense circular storm that originates over warm tropical oceans. It is characterized by low atmospheric pressure, high winds, and heavy rain ... "
"Hurricanes are the most violent storms on Earth. People call these storms by other names, such as typhoons or cyclones, depending on where they occur. The scientific term for all these storms is tropical cyclone ... "
"Imagine your house being battered by 285 km per hour winds! That is what happened when Cyclone Yasi, a category 5 cyclone, hit far north Queensland in 2011. Watch this clip showing Yasi unleashing its fury. Find out about how the locals prepared themselves, and what they found in the aftermath."
"When tropical cyclone Yasi hit north Queensland in 2011, the small town of Tully suffered severe damage and the region's banana and sugar cane crops were devastated. Discover how this crop damage impacted farmers, the local community and people throughout Australia. Find out how the town has since recovered."
"Recently, the focus of local communities has turned to reducing their vulnerability to future cyclone events. This clip looks at the lessons learnt from Yasi and the efforts being made to increase the resilience of people living in this area."
You will need a username and password to access this resource, your teacher will have this. "Hurricane, or Tropical Cyclone, Katrina struck the southeastern United States in late August 2005. The hurricane and its aftermath claimed more than 1,800 lives, and it ranked as the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history ... "
"Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 major hurricane with winds exceeding 157 mph that caused $300 billion of catastrophic damage, widespread flooding and the deaths of at least nearly 2000 people ... "
Scroll a little down the page to start reading about the Hurricane Katrina Case Study. "Tropical storms often known as hurricanes, cyclones or typhoons bring with them a path of destruction. Hurricanes often form in warm places, over the tropical seas ... "
Scroll down the page to read about the Case Study on Typhoon Haiyan. "Typhoon Haiyan was a tropical cyclone that affected the Philippines in South East Asia in November 2013. It was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded with winds of 313 km/h."
"When Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, it pounded the island of Leyte with winds near 315 kilometers (195 miles) per hour and a tremendous storm surge. In Tacloban, winds blew a wall of water ashore that may have been as much as 7.5 meters (24.6 feet) high. "