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ECHO Daily Map of 8 October 2015



ECHO Daily Map of 7 October 2015



ECHO Daily Map of 6 October 2015

USA - Severe Weather
  • Heavy rainfall and consequent flash floods and river overflow have been affecting the eastern coast of the U.S. since 30 September, particularly the States of North and South Carolina. Within 24 h, 144 mm were measured in Columbia, South Carolina's capital city, and 161 mm in Wilmington, North Carolina, over 4-5 October.
  • In South Carolina, flooding has been reported in more than half of the State and mandatory evacuation orders are in effect due to rising river levels, according to Emergency Management officials, as of 6 October. A federal disaster declaration was issued on 5 October. A state of emergency had already been declared by 10 counties and night curfews had been imposed. Hundreds of houses and businesses have flooded, and rescue and evacuation operations continue. Over 21 000 households were without electricity on 5 October, drinking water supply had been impacted and hundreds of roads in the State had been rendered impassable. The death toll has reached 11, as of 6 October early morning.
  • In North Carolina, 11 counties have declared a state of emergency, in addition to the statewide declaration issued on 1 October. As of 4 October, two people have died, 10 000 were without electricity and 60 roads remained closed, according to the State Government.
  • Rainfall is forecast to come to an end within the next 24 h, although new flash floods are still possible in the eastern Carolina States and Flood Warnings remain in effect by the National Weather Service.

ECHO Daily Map of 5 October 2015



ECHO Daily Map of 2 October 2015

Philippines, China, Vietnam - Tropical Cyclone MUJIGAE
  • MUJIGAE, known in the Philippines as KABAYAN, made landfall in the area of Baler-San Luis (Aurora province, Luzon, Philippines) on 1 October evening, as a Tropical Storm. Heavy rains and strong winds affected several areas of Luzon on 1-2 October. Media reported floods and power cuts in the provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija; there were no reports of casualties.
  • Over the next 48 h it is forecast to move over the South China Sea, towards southern China and northern Vietnam. It may reach Hainan and Guandgdong provinces (China) early on 4 October, as a Tropical Storm or strengthened into a Typhoon (Category 1).
  • Strong winds, heavy rains and storm surge may affect Hainan, Guandgdong and Guangxi provinces (China), as well as northern Vietnam on 4-5 October. JRC calculations indicate a storm surge of the order of 2.4 m in the coastal area of Leizhou (Guangdong) on 4 October morning.

ECHO Daily Map of 1 October 2015



ECHO Daily Map of 30 September 2015



ECHO Daily Map of 29 September 2015



ECHO Daily Map of 28 September 2015

Taiwan, China, Japan - Tropical Cyclone DUJUAN
  • DUJUAN continued moving north-west towards Taiwan as a very intense Typhoon. On 28 September at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 230 km south-east of Hualien city (eastern Taiwan) and it had maximum sustained wind speed of 231 km/h.
  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west weakening but remaining a Typhoon. Its centre will reach Hualien county, Taiwan on 28 September morning (UTC) as a Typhoon. It will then move over the eastern China Sea and may make landfall on eastern Fujian province on 29 September. Storm surge of up to 1.82 m may affect the area of  Putian city, eastern Fujian province, in the early morning of 29 September (UTC), according to JRC calculations.
  • As of 28 September media report over 3 000 people were evacuated from Wulai district (northern Taiwan). National authorities also report over 3 500 households affected by power outages. More than 24 000 troops are on standby for disaster relief and evacuations. Emergency Response Centers have been set up in the north and east, as well as 100 shelters.
  • Local governments in Keelung, Taipei City, Taoyan and Yilan announced the suspension of schools and offices today. Schools and offices that were due to open Monday afternoon in Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County and Miaoli County will now be closed, the local governments announced. Taichung City and Nantou County decidd to shut down schools and offices after 6 p.m.
  • The Chinese Meteorological Administration (as of 28 September) has issued an Orange Warning for Typhoon and a Yellow Warning for Rainstorm for eastern Zhejiang, central-eastern Fujian provinces and Taiwan. Also, the Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan has issued a Typhoon Warning and an Advisory for extremely heavy rain or heavy rain and for strong winds for most of Taiwan. As of 28 September the Japanese Meteorological Agency has issued a Red Warning for heavy rain, storm, floods, high waves and storm surge for Yaeyama islands (Okinawa prefecture) and a Red Warning for high waves for Miyako and Okinawa islands (Okinawa prefecture). 

ECHO Daily Map of 25 September 2015

Japan, China - Tropical Cyclone DUJUAN
  • DUJUAN continued moving north-west over the Philippine Sea intensifying into a Typhoon. On 25 September at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 930 km south-east of Miyako islands, Okinawa prefecture, Japan and it had maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h.
  • Over the next 72 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west over the Philippine Sea intensifying. It may approach Miyako and Yaeyama islands (Okinawa prefecture, Japan) over 27-28 September and subsequently enter the East China Sea.
  • As of 25 September early morning (UTC), no warnings have been issued for land by the meteorological agencies of the concerned countries. GDACS has issued a Red Alert for wind impact, as DUJUAN may approach Yaeyama and Miyajo islands reaching maximum sustained wind speed of at least 213 km/h (28 September, 0.00 UTC), according to the latest forecast.
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