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Super Typhoon Amy (1962)
super typhoon
Formed August 29, 1962
Dissipated September 8, 1962 (JTWC)
September 10, 1962 (JMA)

Super Typhoon Amy (61W) (International designation 6214) was one of the the six super typhoons in the 1962 Pacific typhoon season. The typhoon's flooding killed twenty-four people with millions of dollars in damage. Super Typhoon Amy was the sixth of seven typhoons to enter the Bering Sea near Alaska and Russia.

Storm History[edit]

The precursor to Super Typhoon Amy formed on August 27 far northeast of Truk. The wave moved west and became Tropical Depression 61W west of Saipan two days later. The depression quickly strengthened, becoming a tropical storm and being given the name Amy. Amy strengthened rapidly, becoming a typhoon on the 30th northeast of Saipan. Amy's movement was erratic, and reached super typhoon status on September 1 while making a curve to the northeast. [1]

Amy strengthened into a weak Category 5 super typhoon northeast of the Philippines, peaking at 160 mph with a pressure of 935 mbar around midnight on September 1. Weakening was slow, and Amy made landfall in Taiwan as a Category 4 super typhoon on September 4. Amy weakened quickly, making landfall in western China as a 85 mph typhoon. Amy moved out into the South China Sea, sped up and made landfall in South Korea as a 45 mph tropical storm on September 7. Amy was declared extratropical as a depression on September 8. [1]

The Japan Meteorolgical Agency continued tracking Amy for two more days. During that time, Amy made landfall in Russia's Kamchatka Penninsula on the 9th, and entered the Bering Sea, the sixth typhoon this season to do so. The JMA ceased advisories on September 10 in the sea. [2]

Preparations[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

Amy drove 30,000 people to higher ground in Taipei in risk of flooding in the area. [3]

China[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Kamchatka Penninsula[edit]

Impact[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

Floods from Amy slammed the capital, Taipei.

China[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Kamchatka Penninsula[edit]

The extratropical remnants of Amy made landfall in Russia's Kamchatka Penninsula on September 9. No damage or fatalities were reported.

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