Typhoon Sinlaku (22W) Over China Coast - Earth.com

Typhoon Sinlaku (22W) Over China Coast

Typhoon Sinlaku (22W) Over China Coast. After tearing through the Okinawan island chain and Taiwan late last week. The Typhoon Sinlaku slammed into China this weekend, causing as many as 26 deaths and $100 million in destruction. Therefore the typhoon is shown here in a true-color image taken on September 7, 2002. Also by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA Aqua spacecraft.

Although When the Typhoon Sinlaku (22W) Over China Coast,  it was packing winds of up to 87 miles (144 kilometers) per hour. The typhoon destroyed over a quarter of a million acres of cropland, collapsed tens of thousands of buildings, and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes. More than 1,500 people have been killed this year in China as a result of flooding and severe storms. Typhoon Sinlaku (22W) Over China Coast is also a current location that gets hit hard with these storms. This Typhoon especially has some of the strongest wind and force that has causes severe damage and death Therefore the amount of damage that was done with the storm the money that will have to be spent is enormous and not good for the community.

Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

News coming your way
The biggest news about our planet delivered to you each day