Busy tropics: Gonzalo, Hudhud, Vongfong, and Fay

Four active storms.  Hudhud hit India yesterday, and relief efforts are underway.  It is currently decaying as it moves inland over the subcontinent:
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My Istanu model estimates between $5 and $6 Billion dollars in impacts.  Given the size of the Indian economy, that would be the equivalent of 2004’s Hurricane Ivan.  Of course, given the disparities in the Indian economy, and the fact that natural disasters disproportionately impact the lower ends of the economic and social scale, that comparison only goes so far.  Istanu estimates that 14 Million people experienced hurricane force winds, with almost four million experiencing Category 3 conditions (over 110 mph/176kph).  That will require a massive relief effort.

Meanwhile, Typhoon Vongfong is decaying over Japan, dumping rain but not much wind:
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And tropical storm Gonzalo is headed towards the Caribbean.  While it is forecast to become a hurricane, that shouldn’t happen until after it passes over the islands, and should pass off to the east of Bermuda:
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Tropical storm (formerly hurricane) Fay is out in the mid-Atlantic, having brushed Bermuda, knocking out power and causing some minor damage.

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