Not so long back, homeowners of Mexico were primed for the impact of Typhoon Patricia. At one point, Patricia was the strongest storm ever measured in the world with continual winds of over 200 miles per hour (miles per hour). Experts predicted the potential for 40-foot waves and hazardous flash flooding along the coast of southwestern Mexico. The popular tourist locations of Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta were in Patricia’s sights.
Thankfully, Patricia and her 165 miles per hour winds prevented the most heavily populated areas and faced the mountains, where she rapidly weakened into a tropical depression. There were no deaths directly credited to Patricia and far less property damage than expected.
The ethical of the story: what makes a typhoon, tropical storm, or cyclone expensive is not limited to its strength. Where and when it lands have a lot to do with it. The population density, real estate structure, evacuation strategies, and comparable elements can make a substantial difference. Think about these mas …
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