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ECHO Daily Map of 24 October 2014
World Europe - Severe weather
  • The recent severe weather (strong winds, rains, storm surge and snow), after having affected parts of northern Europe, affected a number of countries in central and eastern Europe on 22-23 October.
  • In Czech Republic, media reported flooded areas in Plzen and South Bohemian regions, in the south-western part of the country. On 23 October, a Red Alert (MeteoAlarm) for floods and heavy rain was in effect. As of 24 October morning, no Orange or Red Alerts in effect (MeteoAlarm).
  • In Slovenia, heavy rains caused floods in the central parts of the country, damaging several buildings in the area of Ljubljana.
  • In Croatia, winds, rains and thunderstorms caused power outages and traffic disruption.
  • Winds, rains and snow caused power outages also in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in Serbia. Media (as of 23 October) reported 8 000 customers without electricity in Serbia.
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ECHO Daily Map of 23 October 2014
Europe Europe - Severe weather
  • In the last few days, due to a low pressure system (previously known as Hurricane GONZALO), strong winds, rain, storm surge and snow affected parts of northern Europe, causing damage, traffic disruption, power outages. Especially affected were parts of Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.
  • One person was killed in the UK and two others in France.
  • In the UK, a storm surge of 1.50 m was measured in Liverpool (West England), on 21 Oct, 5.45 UTC, and 1.72 m in Lowestoft (East England) on 22 October, 1.30 UTC.
  • In Germany, the ‘Hamburg Fischmarkt’ was flooded, as well as Bremerhaven and other coastal areas. The max. storm surge observed was 2.73 m in the coastal area around Cuxhaven (Germany) in the morning of 22 October, 5.17 UTC. 
  • In Austria and Switzerland, strong winds and snow caused traffic disruption and power outages. 
  • In Slovenia, heavy rain and wind also caused damage in the central part of the country.
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ECHO Daily Map of 22 October 2014
Europe Europe - Severe weather
  • A low pressure system reached Ireland and the northern UK on 20-21 October, causing strong winds, rains and storm surge in several areas of these countries, as well as in parts of France. JRC calculations indicated a max. storm surge of 1.6-1.7 m in the coastal area near Lowestoft (East England, UK) on 22 October early morning.
  • UK, Ireland: according to media, one person was killed and another one was injured in London by falling trees and three people were also injured in Southwick, West Sussex (UK). The severe weather caused travel disruption and power outages in parts of Ireland and UK, and forced a temporary closure of parts of the center of Liverpool.
  • France: two people were killed (one in Aube, one in Bas-Rhin department), due to the effects of the strong winds.
  • Austria: strong winds are affecting Austria; media reported power outages for approx. 30 000 households. A Red Alert for strong winds is in effect for western, central and northern Austria.
  • Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands: media reported traffic disruption, several flooded roads and a number of damaged roofs also in northern Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. In the next 24 h strong winds, rains and storm surge may affect the coast of Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. JRC calculations indicate a max. storm surge of the order of 2.4-2.5 m in the coastal area around Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven, Rodenkirchen (Germany) and of 1.8-2.0 m along parts of the coast of Netherlands, in the morning of 22 October.
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ECHO Daily Map of 21 October 2014
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ECHO Daily Map of 20 October 2014
Guinea Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) - Update
  • 4 546 deaths from EVD have been reported up to the end of 13 October.
  • As of 17 October WHO officially declares in Senegal the Ebola outbreak over. A similar statement on Nigeria is expected on Monday, 20 October after the requisite 42 days.
  • A WHO report states that the Liberian Foya district may be on its way to control Ebola. The significant impact on controlling Ebola appears to have been achieved by "working with communities".
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ECHO Daily Map of 17 October 2014
Bermuda Bermuda (U.K.) - Tropical Cyclone GONZALO UPDATE
  • On 17 October, 3.00 UTC, GONZALO was centred approximately 540km south-west of Bermuda island. It was a Category 4 Hurricane, with maximum sustained wind speed of 222km/h. Over the next 48h, it is forecast to continue over Bermuda late 17 to early 18 October, having slightly decreased in intensity. It will subsequently move over the north Atlantic, away from land, weakening.
  • GONZALO is expected to affect Bermuda with strong winds, storm surge, large waves and accumulated rainfall of the order of 75-150mm. As of 17 October, a Hurricane Warning is in effect for the island.
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ECHO Daily Map of 16 October 2014
Bermuda Bermuda (UK) - Tropical Cyclone GONZALO
  • On 16 October, 6.00 UTC, GONZALO was a Category 3 Hurricane, with maximum sustained wind speed of 205 km/h. Its centre was located approximately 880 km south-west of Bermuda island and it was moving north-northeast. Over the next 24 h, it is forecast to continue on its track towards Bermuda, approaching the island on 17 October, while roughly maintaining its intensity.
  • GONZALO is expected to affect Bermuda with heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge. As of 16 October, a Hurricane Warning is in effect on the island.
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ECHO Daily Map of 15 October 2014
Bermuda Caribbean Islands, Bermuda - Tropical Cyclone GONZALO
  • GONZALO, after passing the northern Lesser Antilles on 13-14 October, is moving over the open Atlantic Ocean, strengthening. On 15 October at 6.00 UTC it was a Category 3 Hurricane with max. sustained winds of 205 km/h and its center was located approx. 1 100 km south of Bermuda.
  • In the next 48 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west over the open Atlantic; then turn north-east and start moving towards Bermuda. As of 15 October, 6.00 UTC, a Hurricane Watch (NOAA) is in effect for Bermuda.
  • As of 15 October, seven people were reported missing due to the passage of GONZALO through the northern Lesser Antilles.
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ECHO Daily Map of 14 October 2014
Nicaragua Caribbean Islands - Tropical Cyclone GONZALO update
  • GONZALO strengthened into a Hurricane late on 13 October, while it was moving through the northern Lesser Antilles.
  • On 14 October, at 6.00 UTC, GONZALO was a Category 2 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h and its centre was located approximately 140 km north-west of Anguilla and 130 km north-east of St. Thomas (Virgin Islands).
  • In the next 48h, it is forecast to move north-west, strengthening, passing north-east of the British Virgin Islands in the morning (UTC) of 14 October, then move over the Atlantic Ocean.
  • As of 14 October, 6.00 UTC, a Hurricane Warning is in effect for the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla, as well as Tropical Storm Warnings for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vieques and Culebra, St. Maarten, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy.
  • National Disaster Offices are operational with notification of  volunteers and shelters ready to be opened. Airports have been closed and ferries suspended until further notice. National Emergency Operations centres were activated.
  • ECHO Santo Domingo is in contact  with partners in the field (RC, PAHO, UNDP) and will continue to monitor the evolving situation and provide updates as necessary.
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ECHO Daily Map of 13 October 2014
India India - Tropical Cyclone HUDHUD UPDATE
  • HUDHUD made landfall in the area of Visakhapatnam, north Andhra Pradesh in the morning (UTC) of 12 October, having maximum sustained wind speed of approximately 200km/h. It subsequently moved inland, weakening into a Tropical Depression.
  • HUDHUD affected north Coastal Andhra Pradesh, south Odisha and Chhattisgarh with strong winds and heavy rainfall, as well as storm surge along the coast. In Visakhapatnam, 145mm of rain were measured in 24h over 11-12 October, while JRC calculations indicated storm surge of up to 1.3m.
  • As of 13 October, local media report six people dead, three of which in Andhra Pradesh and three in Odisha. In Visakhapatnam, the area worst hit, the water, electricity and communication networks were damaged and so were streets, the naval base and the international airport of the city.
  • ECHO Partners have commenced assessments. ECHO is monitoring the situation; a team will be in Odisha as from tomorrow and will be ready to assess needs caused by the winds and floods, if a severe impact is confirmed.
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