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In China evacuated more than 200 thousand people, due to typhoon Muifa PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 August 2011 13:31

 

Chinese agency Xinhua reported, that in the Chinese provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu were evacuated about 200 thoUSAnd people in connection with the approach to the coast of Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces of typhoon Muifa, as typhoon Muifa affect a large Chinese city of Shanghai, where as expected strong winds and torrential rains. (see a map)

Despite the fact, that a storm warning in the province Zhejiang was announced two days ago, it is expected that the typhoon Muifa reach the east coast of Zhejiang province, China, on the morning of August 7, 2011. According to the forecasts of meteorological stations of China, the typhoon Muifa will bring in coastal of Chinese provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Shandong are very strong winds and heavy rain.

At the time of this writing, the typhoon Muifa is located 500 km south-east of Shanghai, China, and is moving northwest at 22 kilometers per second. At present the wind velocity at the center of typhoon Muifa is 150 km / h, in the morning the wind speed at the center of typhoon Muifa will expect at 140 km / h, and the next day the wind speed at the center of typhoon Muifa will expect at 120 km / h .

 Because of these disappointing data, the ports were returned more than 5000 ships, that were on the eastern coast of China. According to local weather station, diameter of typhoon Muifa is about 450 kilometers.

typhoon comes from the Chinese phrase “tai feng” - a great wind, and these words are called tropical cyclones, occurring in the western Pacific, and 170 degrees east longitude, north of the equator. Usually typhoons are moving to the west and north-west at a speed of 20 km / h and reach the coast of Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, China, Korea and India. Individual typhoons may reach the coast of Primorye Territory in Russia, the Kuril Islands and Kamchatka, even, becoming extratropical in atmospheric cyclones. Usually, on average, every year there are about 30 typhoons, with the majority of these typhoons developed to the stage of the hurricane, with winds over 30 m / sec, the rest of typhoons reach the stage of a tropical storm. It is noticed that most of the tropical typhoons, nearly 70 percent of all typhoons formed only in the period from July to October.

Typically, the diameters of the typhoons are up to several hundred kilometers, the typhoon abrupt decrease in air pressure, sometimes reaching less than 900 mbar. typhoons always produce very high sea, and their accompanying loss of huge amount of rain and powerful winds. In 1959, the strongest typhoon almost completely destroyed the Japanese city of Nagoya.

In the 21st century, one of the most powerful typhoon was typhoon "Nabi" in 2005 that killed 20 people and led to the complete destruction or major damage 400 buildings, leaving thoUSAnds of families without electricity. typhoon "Nabi" compared with the hurricane "Katrina." typhoon "Nabi" shifted from the Mariana Islands in the north-west at a speed of 20 km per hour. typhoon "Nabi" has been assigned to the international scale the highest category with winds at its center was 160 kilometers per hour. Over three thoUSAnd people on the Japanese island of Kyushu in advance received from the authorities instructed to evacuate to safer places. Included in the circulation of the cyclone typhoon "Nabi" clouds covered all of Japan except Hokkaido. Almost the entire central and southern Japan, heavy rain on southern Japan coast hit by a wave height of 9 meters, with gusts occasionally reached 25 meters per second. Major victims managed to escape, as promptly taken security measures and Japan's coastal communities were evacuated to safe places. typhoon "Nabi" broken road access to southern Japan and brought to the capital region of Japan, heavy rains, due to which 8000 families were left without electricity, and Tokyo has been flooded homes in 2800.


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