April, 9, 2014
Extreme Weather Event Essay
On this day November 8, 2013 a hurricane called the Typhoon Haiyan hit. This hurricane hit the Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. This hurricane was one of the most powerful Typhoons ever. This hurricane also put 12 million people at risk, killing 6,268 people. It also destroyed homes, trees were knocked down, and people were separated from their families. Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall, and unofficially the ...view middle of the document...
There is also something called foreshock this happens after a large earthquake occurs then smaller earthquakes occur in the same place. Earthquakes tend to happen along the edge of the oceanic and continental plates.
Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Yolanda, had estimated maximum sustained winds of 195 mph with gusts above 220 mph. first it started to affect the island nation. Next they expected that it would cross the Central Philippines and then re-emerge over open water, before making landfall in Vietnam. After hitting the Leyte province, the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology expects the storm to traverse the central Philippines from Biliran to Busuanga before passing into the West Philippine Sea. The Department is warning coastal residents to expect storm surges “which may reach up to 7-meter (23 feet) wave height,” along with flooding and mudslides.
It is said to be that the Typhoon Haiyan has been the strongest storm that ever has ever hit. Its wind is very fast and sustainable. You’ll never know when it is coming, and it’s not coming soft and slow. It’s coming fast and hard so you better watch out.