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Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda)

26 November 2014

Typhoon Haiyan hit the central islands of the Philippines on the 8th November 2013 with a force that killed between 6,000 and 7,500 people.  With sustained wind speeds of more than 310 kilometres per hour, Haiyan was the most powerful tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history. The [read more]

The Impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City – October 2012

21 October 2014

On the 29th October Hurricane Sandy crossed New York City. While there was high rainfall and the highest recorded wind gust in New York was 90 miles per hour (140 km/h) at much of the damage was caused by a storm surge which was approximately 14 feet above Mean Low Water, which flooded many [read more]