Typhoon Tokage (2004)
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|Typhoon (JMA scale)|
|Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)|
|Formed||October 12, 2004|
|Dissipated||October 23, 2004|
|(Extratropical after October 20, 2004)|
|Highest winds||10-minute sustained: 155 km/h (100 mph) |
1-minute sustained: 220 km/h (140 mph)
|Lowest pressure||940 hPa (mbar); 27.76 inHg|
|Fatalities||95 confirmed, 3 missing|
|Damage||$2.3 billion (2004 USD)|
|Areas affected||Northern Mariana Islands, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Japan|
|Part of the 2004 Pacific typhoon season|
Typhoon Tokage, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Siony, was the deadliest typhoon to strike Japan since Typhoon Bess in 1982. The twenty-third storm to be named using an international list of names during the 2004 Pacific typhoon season, Tokage was the last of three typhoons to impact Japan from late-September to mid-October 2004. Typhoon Tokage began as a tropical depression near the Northern Mariana Islands on October 10. With very warm waters, the system started to undergo a rapid deepening phase early on October 13 and reached its peak strength on the 17th. Tokage made landfall over Japan on October 20, just before becoming extratropical.
Impact and aftermath
A total of 18,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes. Damages from the storm amounted to $2.3 billion (2004 USD). A total of 95 deaths were attributed to high winds, flooding and mudslides caused by Tokage, with an additional three people reported missing.
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- "Typhoon 200423 (Tokage) Disaster Info". National Institute of Informatics. 2004. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Typhoon Tokage (2004).|
- JMA General Information of Typhoon Tokage (0423) from Digital Typhoon
- JMA Best Track Data of Typhoon Tokage (0423) ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese)
- JMA Best Track Data (Graphics) of Typhoon Tokage (0423)
- JMA Best Track Data (Text)
- JTWC Best Track Data of Typhoon 27W (Tokage)
- 27W.TOKAGE from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory