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ECHO Daily Map of 25 May 2016

Sri Lanka - Tropical Cyclone ROANU
  • As of 25 May early morning (UTC), the official death toll from Tropical cyclone ROANU in Sri Lanka is 101 people with 100 people still missing and 32 people injured. Over 119 000 people are still displaced. An estimated 4 600 houses have been partially or fully damaged.
  • Search and rescue operations are still ongoing. Due to a lack of clean water and sanitation, there is an immediate risk of an increase in vector borne diseases.
  • Over the next 24 h moderate to locally heavy rain may affect the western areas of the country.

ECHO Daily Map of 24 May 2016



ECHO Daily Map of 23 May 2016



ECHO Daily Map of 20 May 2016

India, Bangladesh, Myanmar/Burma - Tropical Cyclone ROANU
  • Tropical Cyclone ROANU continued moving north-east over the western Bay of Bengal, near the eastern coasts of India, retaining its intensity. On 20 May at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 80 km south-east of Srikakulam district (Andhra Pradesh state, India) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 83 km/h.
  • The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a cyclone alert for the coastal states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The Government of Odisha has also issued warning for 12 districts. Ten teams of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and fire service personnel have been put on alert to be ready for operation.
  • Over the next 48 h, the cyclone is forecast to strengthen as it continues moving north-east. It may reach Chittagong division (Bangladesh) on 21 May with estimated max. sustained winds of 100-130 km/h. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge are expected to affect southern Bangladesh and western Myanmar/Burma. A storm surge of 1.5 m is expected on the coastal area of Kutudbia (Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh) on 21 May morning (UTC).
  • Humanitarian partners are on alert and making preparations in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh and Rakhine State in Myanmar/Burma, where the heavy rainfall, wind and storm surge are a source of concern for displaced people living in makeshift or bamboo shelters along the coastline. These areas were seriously affected last year by Cyclone Komen.

ECHO Daily Map of 19 May 2016

Ecuador - Earthquakes
  • Two strong earthquakes of magnitude 6.7 M and 6.8 M at a similar depth occurred in the province of Esmeraldas on 18 May. 
  • The first one, that had a magnitude of 6.7 M and depth of 32 km, was recorded at 7.57 UTC. The epicentre was located approx. 35 km east-southeast of Muisne. USGS PAGER estimated that 88 000 people were exposed to "Strong" shaking. The second one that had a magnitude of 6.8 M and depth of 31 km, was recorded at 16.46 UTC. The epicentre was located approx. 46 km east-southeast of Muisne. USGS PAGER estimated that 164 000 people were exposed to "Strong" shaking. Both earthquakes were near the epicentre of the 7.8 M earthquake that occurred on 16 April causing widespread damage and casualties.
  • Local media reported over 10 000 people evacuated, one dead in Tosagua (Manabi province), 85 injured and over 2 500 homes were partially or fully damaged in the provinces of Esmeraldas and Manabi, as of 19 May early morning (UTC). 

ECHO Daily Map of 18 May 2016



ECHO Daily Map of 17 May 2016

Sri Lanka - Severe weather
  • According to official reports, heavy rain has been affecting several parts of the country over the last few days causing floods and landslides. Approx. 125 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Anuradhapura (Northern Central province) over 16-17 May, 198 mm in Vavuniya (Northern province), 179 mm in Trincomalee (Eastern province) and 135 mm in Ratnapura (Sabaragamuwa province) over 15-16 May.
  • National authorities reported over 207 500 people affected, eight dead, nine injured, eight missing, over 134 400 evacuated and over 1 400 homes partially or fully damaged, as of 17 May early morning (UTC).
  • Over the next 24 h heavy rain and strong winds may continue to affect the country.

ECHO Daily Map of 13 May 2016

Kenya - Severe weather
  • According to media reports, heavy rain has continued to affect several parts of the country over the past days causing more deaths and damage.
  • As of 12 May, local media reported a further four people dead and more than 4 000 evacuated in the county of Baringo, after Lake Baringo overflowed on 7 May.
  • Over the next 48 h moderate to locally heavy rain may continue to affect the western and south-western areas of the country, including the ones already affected.

ECHO Daily Map of 12 May 2016

Yemen - Conflict
  • Media sources reported that authorities in the South carried out deportations and detentions of Northerners in Aden and other cities in the South of Yemen, with security concerns being cited as a reason. President Hadi has reportedly urged the Aden authorities to halt the expulsions.
  • According to WHO, a total of 6 444 deaths and 31 091 injured have been reported at health facilities between 19 March 2015 and 30 April 2016. During the month of April, 25 people died and 616 were injured.
  • An aircraft chartered by the Emirates Red Crescent carrying 20 t of medical aid from the United Arab Emirates landed on 8 May in Mukalla, which was retaken from Al-Qaeda on 24 April. This is the first plane to land at Mukalla airport since its closure more than a year ago when Al-Qaeda entered the city.
  • WFP reports that food insecurity remains high with 70% of respondents borrowing from friends or relatives to cover food needs and 60% responding having reduced the number of meals per day. Among IDPs, 80% reduced portion sizes and meals per day as a coping strategy.
  • According to the market monitoring report for April, market prices of wheat flour and rice remained stable compared to March. However, prices of locally produced commodities such as potatoes, tomatoes and maize experienced a sharp increase. The price of cooking oil also increased due to the declining exchange rate of the Yemeni Rial.

ECHO Daily Map of 11 May 2016

USA - Severe weather
  • Severe weather, including heavy rain and tornadoes, has continued to affect the central and mid-eastern states of the country, especially the states of Oklahoma and Kentucky, causing more casualties and damage, according to media reports.
  • Local media reported two people dead in the state of Oklahoma, 10 injured in the state of Kentucky, as well as dozens of homes damaged in both states, as of 11 May early morning (UTC). A state of emergency has been declared for the state of Oklahoma, as of the same day.
  • Over the next 24 h more heavy rain, thunderstorms and tornadoes may continue to affect the central, mid-western and southern states of the country, including the states already affected. As of 11 May early morning (UTC), Severe Thunderstorm and Flood Warnings are in effect for several central and southern states of the country.
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