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View of Nanmadol Nearing Chinese Coast

21.2N 115.3E

September 1st, 2011 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Typhoon Nanmadol (14W) - August 28th, 2011

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Track of TD 14W - August 31st, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TD 14W

Typhoon Nanmadol (14W), also known as Mina) was the strongest tropical cyclone in 2011 to hit the Philippines and also the first of the year to directly impact Taiwan.

It was the eleventh named storm, the seventh severe tropical storm and the fourth typhoon of the 2011 Pacific typhoon season. Nanmadol made a total of three landfalls killing 26, and causing widespread damage worth US$ 26,464,591.

The animated imagery shows the recent track of the tropical depression, while the main and enhanced images show the system at typhoon strength, nearing the coast of China.

TY 14W Near Hainan - August 28th, 2011

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