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ECHO Daily Map of 21 October 2016



ECHO Daily Map of 20 October 2016

Philippines - Tropical Cyclone HAIMA UPDATE
  • Tropical Cyclone HAIMA made landfall in Penablanca (Cagayan province, Luzon) on 19 October at 15.00 UTC, as a very intense Typhoon, with max. sustained winds of 200-220 km/h. After landfall, it continued moving over the provinces of Apayao and Ilocos Norte, slightly weakening, and it reached the South China Sea late on 19 October (UTC).
  • On 20 October at 0.00 UTC its center was located approx. 30 km west off the western coast of Ilocos Norte and had max. sustained winds of 176 km/h (Typhoon). During its passage, strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge affected northern Luzon.  
  • Over the next 24 h, it is forecast to move out from the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), weakening, and it may approach the coasts of Guangdong (China) and Hong Kong on 21 October morning (UTC), possibly as a Typhoon. Strong winds, heavy rainfall and storm surge could affect Guangdong province and Hong Kong, with an estimated a max. storm surge of 1.7 m in Tianqian (Guangdong province, China) on 21 October at 6.00 UTC.  As of 20 October early morning (UTC), China Meteorological Department has issued an Orange Warning for Typhoon in the southern provinces of the country.
  • In the Philippines, according to official reports (as of 20 October morning), there were over 90 600 people evacuated in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Bicol Region and CAR. Media reported also damaged houses and evacuation centers, power outages and blocked roads due to landslides in northern Luzon, especially in Cagayan province. 

ECHO Daily Map of 19 October 2016

Philippines - Tropical Cyclone HAIMA UPDATE
  • Tropical Cyclone HAIMA continued moving north-west over the Philippine Sea significantly strengthening and becoming a very intense Typhoon. On 19 October at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located 385 km east of Casiguran (Aurora province, northern Luzon island) and had max. sustained winds of 259 km/h (equivalent to a Category 5 in the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Scale). 
  • Over the next 24 h, it is forecast to continue moving north-west approaching the eastern coast of northern Luzon as a very intense Typhoon. Its centre may pass near or over Cagayan or Isabela provinces on 19 October afternoon/evening (UTC), as an intense Typhoon (with max. 1 min sustained winds of 240-260 km/h) and then heading for the provinces of Apayao and Ilocos Norte over 19-20 October. Very strong winds, heavy rains, with the risk of flash floods and landslides, and storm surge (total accumulation locally over 400 mm) could affect northern and central Luzon, including the areas already affected only less than one week ago by Typhoon SARIKA (locally named KAREN).
  • As of 19 October morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has issued Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals (TCWS) #4 for southern Cagayan and Isabela province and TCWS 3# for rest of Cagayan, Abra, Apayao, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Mt.Province, Ifugao, Quirino, Kalinga and Northern Aurora as well as TCWS #2 and #1 for several areas of Luzon. The NDRRM (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) Operations Center is maintaining its Red Alert Status. According to media, as of 19 October, more than 50 000 people have been evacuated in Ilocos, Central Luzon and CALABARZON.
  • After having crossed the Philippines, HAIMA is forecast to approach the coasts of Guangdong (China) and Hong Kong on 21 October morning, keeping Typhoon strength (max. sustained winds of the order of 150-160 km/h, and affecting these areas with strong winds, rainfall and storm surge. JRC calculations estimate a max. storm surge of the order of 1.7 m in Jiesheng (Guangdong province, China) on 21 October at 13.00 UTC.

ECHO Daily Map of 18 October 2016

Philippines – Tropical Cyclone HAIMA and SARIKA
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ECHO Daily map of 17 Octobre 2016

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ECHO Daily Map of 14 October 2016

Philippines – Tropical Cyclone SARIKA
  • Tropical Cyclone SARIKA (named KAREN in the Philippines) is strengthening, heading towards eastern Luzon. At 00.00 UTC on 14 October it had max. sustained winds of 83 km/h (Tropical Storm strength) and its centre was about 300 km from the eastern coasts of Luzon. It is forecast to attain Typhoon strength in the morning of 15 October and make landfall somewhere in the east coast of Luzon (possibly in Aurora province) late on 15 October or early morning on 16 October.
  • Typhoon conditions, especially heavy wind and rainfall could affect up to 11 million people according to GDACS in southern and central Luzon, Catanduanes and neighbouring provinces on 15-16 October. A Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal #2 was in effect for Catanduanes and South Camarines islands, at the SE end of Luzon. The National Operations Centre has been put on Blue Alert and all relevant services are on stand-by.

ECHO Daily Map of 13 October 2016



ECHO Daily Map of 12 October 2016

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ECHO Daily Map of 11 October 2016



ECHO Daily Map of 10 October 2016

Haiti - Tropical Cyclone Matthew
  • The official death toll following Hurricane Matthew in Haiti is currently reported as 336 people. However, figures are still being compiled and there are fears that the toll could be higher. Some 1.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. More than 200 000 houses were severely damaged or destroyed according to partial assessments of damages.
  • Following the request by the Haitian Government on 4 October to the EU to activate the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), offers of assistance are being mobilised from the Participating States in order to address the most urgent needs of the affected population in Haiti. So far, France, Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom are providing water purification modules, sanitation, shelter, non-food items, strategic sea transportation and engineering support.
  • A Union Civil Protection team of ten EU civil protection experts from Denmark, Finland, France, Romania and Sweden have been sent to Haiti. They travelled to the affected areas on 7 October to provide expertise and assist with emergency coordination, logistics, water and sanitation, and health. An additional expert has deployed by the UCPM to support UNDAC.
  • The staff of the ECHO office in Haiti with the support of two additional ECHO humanitarian experts from the region are carrying out assessments. Humanitarian partners have started to provide assistance, in close coordination with the Haitian authorities.
  • The EU's Copernicus emergency management service has provided satellite maps to assess damage and identify the most affected areas. 73 satellite maps have already been produced.
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