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Old 01-23-2012, 05:49 AM
 
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Default which country faces hurricanes frequently?

I want to know which country faces hurricanes winds frequently?
Anyone one who have face such huge storm please share the experience here i want to know what is experience.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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The most hurricane/tropical cyclone prone areas of the world would be the southern US (particularly Florida and the Gulf Coast), northern Caribbean islands, India, Bangladesh, Burma, Phillipines, Taiwan, southern China and Japan, and Northern Australia. Haven't experienced any at any major force myself.

The footage below is of Cyclone Vance (1999) which recorded wind gusts over 250 km/h, one of the strongest in Australian history.

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Old 01-23-2012, 09:08 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I find this map really interesting. Clearly the global hotspot is the Northeast Pacific. In Australia the Northwest coast of WA usually gets a few severe ones every season. Often dubbed the 'cyclone coast' it's the most cyclone prone part of Australia.

Of interest is that South America totally lacks them apart from one or two off the Atlantic coast. I wonder why more don't form off the Atlantic coast. The Pacific coast is obvious, because the water current there is very cold.

The article from where I got the image:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7079
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:09 AM
 
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The most hurricane/tropical cyclone prone areas of the world would be the southern US (particularly Florida and the Gulf Coast), northern Caribbean islands, India, Bangladesh, Burma, Phillipines, Taiwan, southern China and Japan, and Northern Australia. Haven't experienced any at any major force myself.

The footage below is of Cyclone Vance (1999) which recorded wind gusts over 250 km/h, one of the strongest in Australian history.
Ohhhhh..... its really very horrible. I have not seen such horrible wind in real life. Thanks a lot for sharing this link to me. What precaution people take during such harsh wind storm that even make long tall and strong trees to fall.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Ohhhhh..... its really very horrible. I have not seen such horrible wind in real life. Thanks a lot for sharing this link to me. What precaution people take during such harsh wind storm that even make long tall and strong trees to fall.
Building standards are tougher up there. They have to be 'cyclone proof'...doubt many have tornado shelter type things. If I were living there, though, what I'd do was get all my belongings and just drive inland or as far away from the path of the storm as possible, if I could that is. If not you just have to secure as much as you can and sit tight. Lucky the North of our state is sparsely populated. Cyclone Yasi was expected to create enormous damage in far north Queensland, places like Cairns and Townsville which are major cities. Lucky it wasn't as bad as expected but still extremely powerful and destructive (similar to Vance). It ruined a lot of the fruit industry - again - and was responsible for a nationwide shortage of bananas.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:13 AM
 
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but is it possible to drive in such wind its better to be inside your house.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Japan, Philippines, US, Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti/Dominican
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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If you want to see what a hurricane is like, there is a demo unit in the MOSI in Tampa Fl.

They ramp the winds up to 75 mph, which is a Cat 1 Hurricane.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:03 AM
 
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If you're planning a vacation to the tropics and want to avoid hurricanes, avoid going during the wet season (often roughly coinciding with the warm season/summer). Nations right on the equator - like equatorial Brazil, Zaire, Malaysia, Indonesia, Tuvalu - do not get cyclones/hurricanes due to the coriolis affect.

It seems if you want to single out one nation, the Philippines seems the absolute worse for hurricane risk/activity.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:57 AM
 
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If you're planning a vacation to the tropics and want to avoid hurricanes, avoid going during the wet season (often roughly coinciding with the warm season/summer). Nations right on the equator - like equatorial Brazil, Zaire, Malaysia, Indonesia, Tuvalu - do not get cyclones/hurricanes due to the coriolis affect.

It seems if you want to single out one nation, the Philippines seems the absolute worse for hurricane risk/activity.
Thanks for giving information i'll remember it.
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