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Typhoon Kills Over 1,000 In The Philippines

When sufficiently warm sea surface temperatures, atmospheric instability, high humidity in the lower to middle levels of the troposphere, enough Coriolis force to develop a low pressure center, a pre-existing low level focus or disturbance, and low vertical wind shear combine a cyclonic storm of devastating proportions can be created. In the eastern US there are called Cyclones or Hurricanes. In Asia they are called Typhoon from a Persian word meaning “great wind”. With the flimsy structures of most common people, these storms can be incredibly deadly.

On October 16, 1912 a typhoon in the Philippines killed over 1,000 people. There is extensive damage in Cebu, the Philippines 2nd largest city and many left homeless.

2 homes in Manila destroyed by typhoon
October 16, 1912

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