Typhoons


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Duration
(hours)
Storm name
and year
World record
prior to Morakot
Morakot total
mm
in
mm
in
ref
24
Denise (1966)[34]
1825
71.8
1403
55.3
[35]
48
Unnamed (1958)
2467
97.1



72
Gamede (2007)
3929
154.6
2777
109.3
[36]
96
Gamede (2007)
4869
191.7
2777
109.3

Total
Hyacinthe (1980)
5678
223.5
2777
109.3
[37

Typhoons are formed through tropical depression. When these storms are formed the highest sustained winds near the middle exceed seventeen point two meters per second. The average energy of a typhoon is ten to the eighteenth power, which is equal to the amount of energy released by burning all oil in ten largest oil tankers. These storms are pushed by high altitude winds that move north due to earths rotation. Tropical storms move west towards low altitudes. The energy that makes typhoons keep going is provided by heat that comes off water vapor from the warm sea that condenses and forms cloud drops. These storms come from tropical regions and decrease as the move toward the north.




Typhoon Gay
This typhoon devastated Southern Thailand on November 4th,1989.Typhoon gay formed November first in the southern Gulf of Thailand. This storm was the only storm that hit Thailand with full typhoon wind speed.Its wind speed kept increasing reaching wind speeds of one hundred knots. Typhoon Gay lost intensity after passing over narrow Kra Isthmus but quickly gained it back passing over Andaman Sea. It moved north-western across the bay of Bengal with the speed of ten knots slowly creeping its way back up to one hundred knots. The levels rose out and its flow stopped it from gaining anymore til November 7th. November 8th winds reached one hundred thirty knots or super typhoon wind speed. Unluckily for the people of the small populated area of India at two hundred twenty kilometers north of Madras. Due to small population only sixty-nine lives were taken but twenty thousand homes were damaged or destroyed. They thought Gay would make it across India back to the Arabian Sea. Due to its small size it ended quickly. By the time it ended, it was over the Western Ghats Mountains of Western India.



During a typhoon you should.......

  1. keep everyone calm, listen to weather reports and news reports.
  2. Stay indoors at all times.
  3. stay away from all windows and glass.
  4. go to a basement, a cellar, or a more downward place in your house.

Resources

http://www.ehow.com/how_2190449_survive-typhoon.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_typhoon
http://www.ucar.edu/news/backgrounders/hurricanes.jsp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Gay_%281989%29
http://www.indopedia.org/Typhoon_Gay_%281989%29.html