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 ECHO Daily Flash of 21 November 2018

I. International
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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.
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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
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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
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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.

http://ec.europa.eu/echo/where/asia-and-pacific/central-asia_en


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