TYPHOON ALERT, HEADING YOUR WAY
WARNING IF YOU LIVE NEAR THE WP OR SI OCEANS BECAUSE TYPHOON
What is a Typhoon?
A typhoon is a tropical storm that occurs in the western pacific area. Typhoons, hurricanes and cyclones are all the same weather phenomenon, called tropical cyclones. The only difference between them all is location. Typhoons occur above the Western Pacific and Southeastern Indian Ocean, hurricanes form above the Caribbean and Atlantic ocean, and cyclones
The dangers of Typhoons
First, in a sudden, brief onslaught, high winds cause major damage to infrastructure and housing, in particular fragile constructions. They are generally followed by heavy rains and floods and, in flat coastal areas, by tidal waves. They can cause major damage to buildings equal to or below sea level that are by the coast.
How you can prepare for one
List of things that you'll need:
- Food and water
- can and bottle openers
- first aid kits
- flashlights and/or candles
- paper towels
- garbage bags
- plastic ware
- an activity or game
How they form
Typhoons form when strong winds pull moisture from the ocean and become tropical thunderstorms. Then the thunderstorms convert the moisture into heat, which causes more air to flow into the center of the storm. Then, all the heat and air flow towards the eye, causing a typhoon.