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ACTIVE Emergencies ECHO DAILY Flash

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 ECHO Daily Flash of 26 October 2016

I. International


  • While the distribution process is improving, weather conditions have limited the access to remote communities. Distribution by helicopter has been suspended.
  • During the last 6 days of ECHO field monitoring, no security incidents have been reported.
  • Schools continue to be used as shelters. An estimated 116 000 children are out of school.  
  • More than 800 000 people are in need of food assistance. By 23 of October, WFP have reached 202 500 people with 1 150 metric tonnes of food.
  • UNICEF is working with the Ministry of Health and health partners to organize cholera vaccinations for 500 000 people.   
  • According to recent assessments, 80% of hospitals and medical facilities in Grand`Anse are damaged and 46% are no longer functional.

India - Tropical Cyclone KYANT (GDACS, JTWC, BMD, RSMC, IMD, DMH, Local media)

  • Tropical Cyclone KYANT (previously named THREE) continued moving west-northwest over the Bay of Bengal towards eastern India, intensifying. On 26 October at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 572 km east of Visakhapatnam city (Andhra Pradesh State, India) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 93 km/h (Tropical Storm). 
  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving west-northwest towards the eastern Indian coastal states intensifying. It may approach the mid-eastern coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh over 27-28 October, possibly as a Tropical Storm. Heavy rain and strong winds may affect several areas of eastern India, especially the states of Odisha, Andra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. 

Indonesia - Severe weather (BNPB, BMKG, OCHA, WMO)

  • Heavy rain has been affecting the central and western areas of the country over the past few days causing floods. Approx. 189 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Paotere city (South Sulawesi province) over 24-25 October. 
  • According to official reports, as of 26 October early morning (UTC), one person has been killed in Bangdung city (West Java province) and over 1 100 houses have been damaged in the provinces of West Java and South Sulawesi.
  • Over the next 24 h moderate to locally heavy rain may affect most of the country, including the areas already affected.
II. Europe

Meteoalarm - as of 26 October, 6.45 UTC (EUMETNET Meteoalarm)

  • Heavy rain in the central and eastern Canary Islands (Spain);  Madera islands (Portugal) - Orange Alert.
  • Strong winds in north-western Croatia - Orange Alert.
III. Factsheets

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