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Tropical Cyclones

How does the extreme natural event affect the land?

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Effects of a tropical cylone on the land:
 
Flooding- caused by heavy rainfall and storm surge. Impacts most greatly felt in low land and coastal areas.
 
Landslides- large downward movement of soil and rock may occur where heavy rainfall occurs in steep areas.
 
Vegetation- native vegetation is often destroyed by strong winds, trees can be blown over.
 
Impacts on soils- thick deposits of silt are deposited on lowland areas by floods.
Storm surges deposit a layer of salt, causing salinisation of coastal soils.
 
Coastal erosion- heavy seas and storm surge cause coastal erosion and may alter the shape of beaches.