Posted by Jhun Nonato on Thursday, October 22, 2009
This question is another way of asking "how do typhoons form?"
Typhoons and its cousins, the hurricanes, are the same violent storms, differing only in name and site of occurrence. But do you know that there are over 50 times more inquiries on how hurricanes form?
Typhoons and hurricanes form in the same manner. I had a recent post in my Web Talk Korner blog about the question of how hurricanes form. You can save me the time explaining it again here by just hopping over to the site and looking for the post in the recent posts section of the blog.. Violent storms are called hurricanes in America, while those occurring in the Far East are called typhoons.
We are in the typhoon belt of the region, and every year, we get visited by more or less 20 typhoons.Typhoons packing center winds of more than 150 kph are labeled as super typhoons. Super typhoon Dading, which sank the engineless and defenseless RPS Rajah Soliman off a shipyard in Mariveles, Bataan, in June of 1962, had center winds of 200 kph, if I'm not mistaken.
The spate of floodings brought about by the consecutive typhoons that hit the country this month of October, opened our eyes to the need to have prepared and ready emergency and survival kits at all times.....to include provisions for food, drinking water, clothing, medicines, emergency lamps, utensils, and other necessities. Keeping inflatable rafts, life vests, tire interiors, and even bamboo rafts, in store, can certainly be life saving preparations in calamities like these.
The idea is to be always prepared, keeping in mind that 20 or so uninvited and unwelcomed guests come to visit us yearly, bringing havoc and destroying lives, crops, and properties.