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 ECHO Daily Flash of 21 November 2018

I. International

Philippines, Vietnam - Tropical cyclone THIRTYTHREE (SAMUEL) update (GDACS, JTWC, PAGASA, media)

  • Tropical cyclone THIRTYTHREE (SAMUEL in the Philippines) made landfall as a tropical depression close to Hernani town (Eastern Samar Province, Eastern Visayas Region) on 20 November.
  • SAMUEL continued west over central-eastern Visayas Islands and Visayan Sea, slightly weakening. Heavy rainfall is affecting the Visayas Islands, northern Mindanao and southern Luzon. On 21 November at 0:00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 20 km north-east of Carles town (Iloilo Province, Western Visayas Region) and 95 km east of Kalibo town (Aklan Province, Western Visayas Region) with maximum sustained winds of 46 km/h. SAMUEL is forecast to continue west towards the South China Sea with maximum sustained winds up to 56 km/h and could reach coastal areas of south-east Vietnam as a tropical storm in the afternoon of 24 November.
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain could affect western Visayas Islands, Palawan Islands and southern Luzon.
  • As of 21 November at 8:00 UTC, a tropical cyclone warning Signal number 1 is in effect for the western Visayas Islands and southern Luzon.

Guam, The Northern Mariana Islands - Tropical cyclone MAN-YI (GDACS, JTWC, NOAA, JMA)

  • A new tropical cyclone MAN-YI formed over the North Pacific Ocean, south of Pohnpei Island (Micronesia), on 19 November. On 21 November at 0:00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 985 km south-east of Guam Island (USA) with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h (tropical storm).
  • It is forecast to continue north-west, strengthening before passing south of Guam as a typhoon on 22 November early in the morning.
  • As of 21 November at 8:00 UTC, a tropical storm warning is in effect for Guam as well as for Rota and Tinian Islands (The Northern Mariana Islands).
II. Europe

Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by national services (European Flood Awareness System - EFAS)

  • United Kingdom: Warning level 2/3 for two locations in Yorkshire for coastal flooding.
III. Factsheets

Central Asia - Factsheet (DG ECHO)

  • Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – the five republics of Central Asia – are particularly exposed to natural disasters such as landslides, avalanches, floods, earthquakes, droughts, and melting glaciers.
  • These disasters cause considerable loss of life, destroy homes and livelihoods, and hinder long-term development.
  • Since 1994, the European Union has allocated a total of more than EUR 228.6 million in humanitarian assistance to Central Asia.

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