Foreign media: Typhoon mangosteen or hit Asia, resulting in loss of $120 billion

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 Foreign media: Typhoon mangosteen or hit Asia, resulting in loss of $120 billion


Reference News Network September 16 reported overseas media, super typhoon mangosteen or hit Asia, may bring China and the Philippines as much as 120 billion dollars in damage and economic losses.

Coercing storm and rain

The Philippine National Disaster Reduction Commission confirmed the news today and said the number of victims could increase further. Mangosteen is the strongest typhoon that Philippines has encountered this year.

Reported that the Philippines authorities are waiting for more accurate damage and casualties data. Because the area attacked by mangosteen is mainly in the mountains of Luzon Island in the north of the country, where traffic is very inconvenient.

On the westward route, the mangosteen left the Philippines around 10:00 local time and headed for Hong Kong. Despite the weakening, the sustained winds reached 170 km/h and gusts of 260 km/h.

Reported that in the mangosteen attack area, trees and street lights were blown down, roads were interrupted, many houses were completely destroyed.

More than 50,000 people have been evacuated and more than 5.2 million people have been affected by the typhoon, according to data released by the Philippine National Disaster Reduction Authority.

Philippine authorities have warned that the destructive power of mangosteen may be similar to that of super typhoon Haiyan. In November 2013, Haiyan severely damaged central Philippines, leaving more than 7,000 people dead or missing and more than 5 million displaced.

Fortunately, the area hit by mangosteen is less densely populated and the protection of the mountains weakens the typhoons impact, making it less likely to cause a large number of deaths and injuries.

Southern China strengthens its defense

According to Hong Kongs South China Morning Post website reported on the 14th, southern China is preparing for the arrival of super typhoon mangosteen. Typhoon is expected to land on the 16th, and the provinces it is expected to pass by are rushing to take measures to prevent flooding and food shortages.

More than 20,000 firefighters, nearly 600 rescue ships and 113 unmanned aerial vehicles were mobilized in Guangdong and Hainan provinces alone, and nearly 600 rescue workers were on standby in Guangxi and Yunnan, the Ministry of Emergency Management said Wednesday.

Earlier on the 14th, as mangosteen moved into the South China Sea and sped up, China Meteorological Administration twice upgraded the typhoon warning level, first yellow warning, then orange warning, which is the second highest level in the four-level warning system.

Reported that the Chinese government said that the typhoon may be the most serious attack on the country this year.

The typhoon is expected to make landfall between Yangjiang in Western Guangdong and Wenchang in eastern Hainan from the evening of 16 to the early morning of 17. Heavy rains are expected to sweep most of southern China and Yunnan in southwestern China.

As the typhoon approached, authorities in the region mobilized emergency personnel, stockpiled food, and strengthened buildings, billboards and roadside trees.

In Sanya, a tourist city in Hainan Province, the government has allocated 1300 tons of vegetables for 3 days. Guangdong launched Typhoon Class II emergency response, with 36,000 registered fishing vessels and 27,000 other vessels returning to port earlier this week.

Forecast loss alarming

In addition, according to the Bloomberg News Agency website reported on the 15th, super typhoon mangosteen is expected to directly hit the coast of Guangdong Province in Chinas mainland in a few days, perhaps including Hong Kong, resulting in up to 120 billion dollars of damage and economic losses.

Reported that the strongest storm in the world this morning, 15 morning, scraped the northern part of Philippines. According to the U.S. Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Hawaii, this is the fifth level of wind power in the Safir-Simpson classification system by U.S. standards.

Chuck Watson, a disaster modeler at a research firm in Georgia, says that in this case, it could cost $120 billion, with China losing $100 billion - about $26 billion in Hong Kong alone. The worst scenario, he said, is that economic losses could reach 6.6% of the Philippinesgross domestic product and exceed $20 billion. Watson said, the situation is very bad. Any storm that enters Hongkong will involve a rich environment. This is just too bad. Jeff Master, a meteorologist in Michigan, USA, said the mangosteen might not be so powerful when approaching China. Storms lose their strength when they cross land and may not regain their vitality after hitting the Philippines. According to the UN Global Disaster Warning and Coordination System, the storm could affect as many as 48.6 million people in the region. This article source: Reference News Net editor: Luo Jiazhen _NBJS6445

Chuck Watson, a disaster modeler at a research firm in Georgia, says that in this case, it could cost $120 billion, with China losing $100 billion - about $26 billion in Hong Kong alone. The worst scenario, he said, is that economic losses could reach 6.6% of the Philippinesgross domestic product and exceed $20 billion.

Watson said, the situation is very bad. Any storm that enters Hongkong will involve a rich environment. This is just too bad.

Jeff Master, a meteorologist in Michigan, USA, said the mangosteen might not be so powerful when approaching China. Storms lose their strength when they cross land and may not regain their vitality after hitting the Philippines.

According to the UN Global Disaster Warning and Coordination System, the storm could affect as many as 48.6 million people in the region.