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Typhoon FITOW Forces Hundreds of Thousands of Evacuations

Posted by feww on October 6, 2013

FITOW Slamming China

China’s meteorological agency issued a red alert for storm surges earlier on Sunday as Typhoon FITOW neared the country’s southeast coastal areas.

On Saturday the agency issued a “Red Alert,” the country’s highest in its weather warning system, for the typhoon.

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Typhoon FITOW. SW/IR Satellite Image recorded at 15:32UTC on October 6, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

FITOW FURY

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Original caption: Frontier defense soldiers encounter high waves caused by Typhoon Fitow in Wenling City, east China’s Zhejiang Province, Oct. 6, 2013. China’s meteorological authority issued a red alert on Sunday as Typhoon Fitow approaches the country’s southeast coastal areas. (Xinhua/Jia Ce). More images…

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FITOW FURY. Waves intensified by TY FITOW slam the nortehrn coastline of of Keelung, Taiwan, Sunday October 6, 2013. (Photo: Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)

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2 Responses to “Typhoon FITOW Forces Hundreds of Thousands of Evacuations”

  1. Lin said

    How is it possible that you guys can publish disaster stats a day, even a week or longer, before the figures are released by the officials?

    Do you come from a parallel universe? Are you time travelers? or do you have a crystal ball?

    • feww said

      ALL of the above 😉
      We rely on powerful models that forecast geophysical, climatic, weather, population and socioeconomic events/disasters and evaluate extent of the damage, when it occurs.
      Sometimes, the models influence the outcome, but you’ll have to work that one out by yourself.

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