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Natural Hazards

, Volume 85, Issue 1, pp 597–604 | Cite as

Tornado hazards on June 23 in Jiangsu Province, China: preliminary investigation and analysis

  • Hai-Min Lyu
  • Guo-Fu Wang
  • Wen-Chieh Cheng
  • Shui-Long Shen
Original Paper

Abstract

This paper reported a tornado hazard happened on June 23, 2016, in Yancheng city, Jiangsu Province. The moving footprint of this huge tornado was from west to east. Shuoji, Chenliang, Goudun, Banhu, Xingou, Wutan towns in Funing district and Sheyang town in Sheyang district were severely hit by this tornado. This tornado along with rainstorm and hailstorm had claimed 99 lives and caused more than 3800 flats to collapse as well as damaged 48 high-voltage circuits. As the cold air from northwest met the subtropical high pressure system that forms over relatively cool water bodies (i.e., Indian and Pacific Oceans), such a powerful meteorological phenomenon was initiated. The strong connective airflow intensified the development of this tornado. Based on the preliminary investigation and analysis of this tornado, cost-effective timber structures with adequate anchorage of the framing to foundations and adequate connection between walls and roofs may be recommended to ensure occupants safety and reduce potential damage in these extreme wind events. Additionally, it is suggested to utilize early warning system along with geographical information system (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS), and remote sensing (RS) (3S) to monitor and precast the occurrence of rainfall, hailstorm, and tornado hazards in future.

Keywords

Tornado Report Investigation Countermeasures Jiangsu Province 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The research work described herein is funded by the National Nature Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (Grant No. 41672259) and the Shandong Nature Science Foundation (SNSF) with Grant Nos. ZR2014EEM029 and ZR2014EEQ028. These financial supports are gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering and Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Ship and Deep-Sea Exploration (CISSE), Department of Civil EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Jinan Rail Transit Group Co., Ltd.JinanChina
  3. 3.College of Architecture and Civil EngineeringShandong University of Science and TechnologyQingdaoChina

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