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East Asia

Cyclone Usagi

Typhoon Usagi (*) - the most powerful storm of 2013 so far - hit the chinese coast on 22/9/2013. Although initially forecast to hit Hong Kong, the city was mostly spared by a last minute change of direction, but other parts of the chinese coast were badly hit.

At time of writing (23/9/13) it is not clear what the actual storm surge was.

Tropical Cyclone Trami

Cyclone Trami (also called Maring) is forecast to make landfall on the chinese coast on the 21st August.

Utor 2013

Typhoon Utor (also named Typhoon Labuyo by the Philippines) occurred in the South China Sea in August 2013. It caused severe damage in the Philippines, and was forecast to cause a storm surge of over 2m in china.

Meteorological history

Typhoon Soulik (2013)

A storm surge of up to 2m was predicted by GDACS for the Chinese coast (see GDACS storm surge report).

Tropical Storm Vamei (2001)

Tropical storm Vamei hit Malaysia on December 27th 2001, causing flooding and landslides. 

Meteorological history

Typhoon Linda (1997)

Tropical storm Linda made landfall in Vietnam on 2nd November 1997, causing extensive damage due to winds and rainfall, and inducing a storm surge of 60cm (more if tides are included) in the Gulf of Thailand.

Meteorological history

Typhoon Ewiniar (2006)

Typhoon Ewiniar caused severe damage and flooding to China, Korea and Japan in 2006. 

Meteorological history

Typhoon Maemi (2003)

Typhoon Maemi was a powerful typhoon which struck south Korea on 12th September 2003, killing over 110 people and causing $4.1 billion damage, largely due to the high storm surge. 

Meteorological history

Typhoon Rusa (2002)

Typhoon Rusa (22 Aug - 3 Sept 2002) was a powerful typhoon which affected South Korea and parts of Japan, causing a storm surge on landfall in Korea. 

Meteorological history