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ECHO Daily Map of 20 January 2020

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ECHO Daily Map of 17 January 2020

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Fiji, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna - Tropical Cyclone TINO
  • A new Tropical Cyclone named TINO, formed in the Southwest Pacific Ocean on 16 January and started moving towards Fiji Islands. On 17 January at 0.00, its centre was located approximately 178 km north-west of Labasa Town (Vanua Levu Island) with maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h.
  • TINO is forecast to strengthen as it approaches Fiji midday of 17 January and further moving close to Tongatapu Island (southern Tonga) on 18 January morning bringing heavy rain, strong wind and storm surge.
  • Media report that evacuation centres have been opened in several parts of north Fiji and all schools in northern and eastern divisions have been closed.
  • According to the Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS), storm, gale and strong wind warnings are in effect, while storm, heavy rain and flash flood warnings are in force for Tonga according to Tonga Meteorological Service (MEIDECC).

ECHO Daily Map of 16 January 2020

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ECHO Daily Map of 15 January 2020

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ECHO Daily Map of 14 January 2020

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Philippines - Volcanic eruption update
  • Following the activity of Taal Volcano since 12 January, characterized by continuous magmatic and hydrovolcanic activity, 18,187 people are still displaced and sheltered in 118 evacuation centres located in Batangas Province. 
  • The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), reports more than 34,000 people affected, 3 roads closed, and 604 flights cancelled. 27,719 households in Tanauan City have lost power due to ashfall. The towns of Laurel and Talisay, San Nicolas, Agoncillo are still without power.
  • The authorities are conducting emergency operations and are continuously monitoring the volcano activity. State of calamity has been announced in Batangas province.
  • According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Technology (PHIVOLCS), as of 14 January, the alert level 4 (hazardous eruption imminent) remains in effect as well as the mandatory evacuation order for the 500 000 people living in a radius of 14 km from the crater.
  • DG ECHO partners such as are Save the Children, Philippine Red Cross, Oxfam, and other national NGOs are actively contributing to the emergency response.
  • Copernicus EMS was activated on 13 January in rapid mapping mode (EMSR 418). 2 satellite maps were already produced. 

ECHO Daily Map of 13 January 2020

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Pakistan - Severe weather
  • Heavy snow and rain have been reported across Pakistan leading to fatalities and damage.
  • According to media, at least 14 people died as a result of heavy snow in several parts of Balochistan (south-west Pakistan), while 5 people died due to heavy rain in Rajanpur District (Punjab Province, eastern Pakistan). There are reports that a dam broke in Kech District (Baalochistan), damaging many houses.
  • Several areas remain isolated, rescue and relief operations are hampered by the closure of main roads. A state of emergency has been declared for Mastung, Qila Abdullah, Kech, Ziarat, Harnai, and Pishin districts (Balochistan).
  • In the next 24 hours, heavy rain and snow are forecast over northern areas of Pakistan, while warnings for rain induced landslides have been issued for several districts in central and northern Pakistan.

ECHO Daily Map of 10 January 2020

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ECHO Daily Map of 9 January 2020

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Indonesia - Floods and landslides
  • Following the widespread floods and landslides that have been affecting the three provinces of Jakarta, West Java and Banten, the death toll has been revised to 61 by the Indonesian National Board for Disaster management (BNPB).
  • According to BNPB, as of 9 January, the number of displaced in Bogor Regency (West Java Province) has increased from 12,961 to 14,000 as well as in East Jakarta from 64 to 65 people, while in West Jakarta, has decreased from 602 to 484. The total number of displaced is now 18,870 people. 
  • National authorities together with NGOs continue to provide support to those affected.
  • For the next 24 hours, more rain is forecast across the affected provinces and further floods and landslides are expected.

ECHO Daily Map of 8 January 2020

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Puerto Rico - Earthquake update
  • One person has died in Ponce City and 8 others were injured following the earthquake of 6.4 M on 7 January, the strongest recorded in over 100 years. A small tsunami occurred after the event and a number of aftershocks have been recorded, including two of 5.6 M.
  • According to media reports, at least 346 people have been displaced and 300,000 are without power and water. Widespread damage to houses, buildings and infrastructure has been reported. A state of emergency has been declared by the authorities. 

ECHO Daily Map of 7 January 2020

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Australia - Bush fires
  • At least 25 have died as a result of Australia's worst bush fires, with New South Wales (NSW) most affected.
  • According to NSW officials, at least 4.9 million hectares have been burnt, more than 1,588 houses destroyed and 653 damaged, since the beginning of the fire season. As of 7 January, at least 135 fires continue to burn across NSW.
  • In Victoria State, more than 800,000 hectares have been burned and at least 43 houses destroyed. 55 fires are still uncontrolled. In South Australia, fires destroyed more than 80 houses according to media reports.
  • The intense fires and resulting smoke continue to impact air quality in major Australian cities, including Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide.
  • According to the the EU Joint Research Centre's Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS), the fire risk will remain high to extreme across eastern Australia over 7-8 January.
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