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2276

ECHO Daily Map of 18 October

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2275

ECHO Daily Map of 17 October 2017

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Portugal, Spain - Forest Fire UPDATE
  • Several forest fires continue to burn across mainland Portugal and north-western Spain, as of 17 October at 6.30 UTC, causing casualties and damages.
  • According to the Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection (ANPC), as of 17 October at 7:00 UTC all fires are currently under control.
  • As of 17 October at 6.30 UTC, in Portugal the death toll is reported to have reached 36 and 25 people have been injured.
  • The Spanish Civil Protection, as of 16 October at 13.30 UTC, reported 3 deaths in Galicia region (1 in Vigo town and 2 in Nigrán Parada town, Pontevedra province), 69 people evacuated in Galicia region and 35 in the Asturias region.
  • According the the Spanish Civil Protection, the situation in Spain as of 17 October, is expected to improve, following the rain in the whole north-west of the peninsula. Only 9 fires are still active (7 in Galicia and 2 in Asturias).
  • The Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated on 16 October at 17.26 UTC by Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection (ANPC).
  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rain could affect the already affected areas.
  • Following the Request for Assistance from Portugal on 15 October, Italy is providing two Canadairs through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism from the European Emergency Response Capacity (Voluntary Pool).
2274

ECHO Daily Map of 16 October 2017

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Ireland - Post-Tropical Cyclone OPHELIA
  • Tropical cyclone OPHELIA continued moving northeast over the Atlantic Ocean, becoming a post-tropical cyclone on 15 October. On 16 October at 3.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 370 km southwest of Crookhaven (Co. Cork, Ireland) and had maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h.
  • Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to continue moving north-northeast, reaching southern Ireland on 16 October morning.
  • Ireland national authorities are reporting that violent and destructive gusts of 120 to 150 km/h are forecast in particular over Munster and south Leinster but are also expected to affect to the rest of the country on 16 October afternoon. Heavy rain and storm surges along some coastal areas may result in flooding.
  • The Irish Meteorological Service has issued a National Red Warning for strong winds for the whole Ireland country.
  • Ireland activated Copernicus Emergency Management Service for the production of satellite maps.
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2273

ECHO Daily Map of 13 October 2017

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USA - Forest Fires Update
  • Several forest fires continue to burn across northern and central California. 21 major fires are still active and an area of more than 77 400 ha. has burned so far.
  • Media reported, as of 13 October at 6.30 UTC, that the death toll has reached 31: 17 in Sonoma county, eight in Mendocino County, four in Yupa County and two in Napa County. In addition, approximately 400 people are still missing in Sonoma county.
  • NOAA reported, as of 13 October, that the fire risk remains "critical" for central California and "elevated" for the other areas affected by forest fires. Drought condition and local winds are forecast for the next 24 hours. A Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low humidity remains in effect across the fire area on 13 October.
2270

ECHO Daily Map of 12 October 2017

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Vietnam - Tropical Depression TWENTYTHREE
  • After the passage of tropical depression TWENTYTHREE over northern and central Vietnam on 10-11 October, the death toll has reached at least 40 people according to local media. Local media also reported that 22 people are missing, at least 21 are injured and over 1 300 houses are damaged.
  • Over the next 24 hours, thunderstorms and heavy rain may continue to affect the northern and central regions of the country.
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2267

ECHO Daily Map of 11 October 2017

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USA - Forest Fires
  • The forest fire situation continues to deteriorate across California, causing casualties and damages. The President of the United States declared a state of natural disaster on 11 October.
  • 17 fires are still active, located in Sonoma, Yuba, Nevada, Orange, Mendocino, Butte, Lake, Calaveras, Humboldt, Shasta and Napa counties. So far, they have burned an area of over 46 000 ha. 
  • According to media, as of 11 October at 6.30 UTC, the death toll has reached at least 17 people. In addition, media reported that 150 people are missing, 185 people are injured, 20 000 people have been evacuated and approx. 2 000 buildings are damaged.
  • NOAA reported, as of 11 October, that the fire danger forecast has increased to "critical risk". Over the next 24 hours, drought condition and strong local winds are forecast for the already affected areas.
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ECHO Daily Map of 10 October 2017

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ECHO Daily Map of 9 October 2017

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USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Honduras - Tropical Cyclone NATE
  • Tropical cyclone NATE continued moving inland, crossing southeastern Mississippi State and northwestern Alabama State as a tropical depression. 
  • Over the next 24 hours, it is expected to keep moving inland toward the north-east, passing across the Tennesse Valley and the Central Appalachian Mountains. Heavy rain and strong winds may occur over several areas of Florida Panhadle, Alabama, Georgia, northern Gulf coast, Ohio Valley and east Mississippi River.
  • According to local media, as of 9 October at 6.00 UTC, it has caused at least 38 deaths: 16 in Nicaragua, 11 in Costa Rica, seven in Panama, three in Honduras and one in El Salvador. In Costa Rica, local media also reported that over 11 300 people have been evacuated. In Nicaragua, they reported that over 5 950 houses have been damaged as of 8 October. In the USA, media mentioned that more than 100 000 people have been left without electrical power in Mississippi and Alabama States.
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2259

ECHO Daily Map of 6 October 2017

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Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, Cuba, Costa Rica and Panama - Tropical Cyclone NATE
  • Tropical Cyclone NATE (previously named SIXTEEN) continued moving toward the northeastern coast of Nicaragua, strengthening. In the afternoon of 5 October it made landfall south of Puerto Cabezas (Nicaragua) as a Tropical Storm. It then moved north-west over north-eastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras reaching the Gulf of Honduras. On 6 October at 6.00 UTC its centre was located 125 km east-southeast of Isla Guanaja (Honduras) and it had maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h (Tropical Storm). 
  • Over the next 48 h it is forecast to keep moving toward the north-west over the northwestern Caribbean Sea approaching the eastern coast of Yucatan peninsula in the evening of 6 October, probably as a Tropical Storm or Category 1 Hurricane; then it will start moving over the Gulf of Mexico, strengthening. It may reach the USA northern Gulf coast, close to Mississippi Delta (Louisiana State, USA), on 8 October, probably as a Category 1 Hurricane. Heavy rain, storm surges and strong winds may occur over several area of southern Honduras, western Nicaragua, eastern (isolated max. amount of 375 mm), eastern El Salvador, northern and central Honduras, eastern Yucatan and western Cuba as well as eastern Belize and the Cayman Islands, Louisiana and Mississippi states (USA). This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. 
  • As of 6 October at 6.00 UTC, Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for Punta Castilla (Honduras) to the Honduras/Nicaragua border and from Punta Herrero to Rio Lagartos (Mexico). 
  • According to local media, as of 6 October at 6.00 UTC, at least 22 people were reported dead in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras. They also mentioned, as of the same date, that 5 000 people were evacuated and 400 000 were left without running water in Costa Rica.
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ECHO Daily Map of 05 October 2017

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Yemen - Cholera update, Human Rights
  • Since 2 April, 791 551 suspected cholera cases and 2 142 associated deaths have been reported across the country (as of 4 October). 119 020 suspected cholera cases were reported in the last 4 weeks, representing an average of 4 250 notifications per day. In addition to being the fastest-growing cholera outbreak, it is now also the largest-ever (the Haiti 2010 cholera outbreak recorded 754 373 cases). The ICRC fears that suspected cholera cases could reach 1 million by the end of 2017. WHO emergencies chief, Dr. Peter Salama, declared more should have been done in scaling up more rapidly the case-management work and sending more vaccines.
  • On 29 September, the UN Human Rights Council endorsed the creation of a 'Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts' to conduct a comprehensive examination of abuses by all parties to the conflict since September 2014. The experts will report to the high commissioner within a year and discuss their findings with the Human Rights Council in September next year. Human Rights groups welcomed the decision, considering it as a significant step towards enhancing accountability and ending war crimes.
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