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ECHO Daily Map of 17 July 2019

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Philippines, Taiwan - Tropical Cyclone DANAS
  • Tropical Cyclone DANAS formed on 16 July over the western Philippine Sea, moving north of Luzon Island (Philippines), approaching Taiwan. On 17 July at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 160 km east of Baggao City (Cagayan Province, north-east Philippines) with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (equivalent to a tropical storm).
  • Over the next 36 hours, it is forecast to strengthen and continue moving north, passing east of Taiwan.
  • At least 2,000 people have been reportedly evacuated from the east coast of Taiwan and there are transport disruptions.
  • Moderate to heavy rainfall with strong winds is forecast for northern Luzon, Batans and Babuyan islands (Philippines) and the east coast of Taiwan over the next 24 hours.

ECHO Daily Map of 16 July 2019

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ECHO Daily Map of 15 July 2019

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India - Monsoon rains in Assam and in Bihar State
  • Monsoon flooding in Assam has claimed another life, bringing the total number of deaths in the rain-ravaged state to eleven.
  • Official sources put the number of affected at 2,600,000 across 25 of Assam's 33 districts so far. The situation is expected to deteriorate with more rainfall expected.
  • Rescue efforts are being led by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the state and local government.
  • At least four people have died in Bihar and around 1,800,000 people are affected in nine districts. 

ECHO Daily Map of 12 July 2019

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USA - Tropical Cyclone BARRY
  • Tropical Cyclone BARRY formed over the Gulf of Mexico on 10 July and started moving west-north-west towards the southern Louisiana coast. On 12 July at 3:00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 260 km south-east of Morgan City and approximately 355 km south-east of Lafayette, with maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h.
  • According to media, as of 12 July, roads were closed, traffic was severely disrupted and some flights from Louis Armstrong International Airport were delayed across the New Orleans area due to the flooding. In addition, a mandatory evacuation order for around 10,000 people is in effect for Plaquemines Parish (eastern coast of Louisiana).
  • On the forecast track, BARRY is expected to make landfall on 13 July around 12:00 UTC over the central Louisiana coastal area, approximately 30 km south-west of Morgan City, with maximum sustained winds up to 110 km/h.
  • Heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surges could affect the Gulf Coast from central Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama border as well as parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley over the next 24 hours. Tornadoes are possible across south-eastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi and along the Alabama coast over the same period.
  • Several warnings are in effect for the area: a Hurricane Warning and a Storm Surge Warning over the central-eastern coastal area of Louisiana; a Tropical Storm Warning over the whole coast of Louisiana as well as the New Orleans metropolitan area.

ECHO Daily Map of 11 July 2019

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ECHO Daily Map of 10 July 2019

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ECHO Daily Map of 9 July 2019

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ECHO Daily Map of 8 July 2019

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United States of America - California earthquake
  • A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit southern California at 8:19 p.m. local time on Friday (03:19 UTC Saturday). This is the strongest in the region in 20 years.
  • The epicentre of 17km depth, was 18 km northeast of Ridgecrest, a town of 28,000 people. The Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) level was VII – Very Strong Shaking, and reportedly lasted for 40 seconds. 
  • This comes about 24 hours after a 6.4 earthquake which had already caused minor damage in Ridgecrest and led to the evacuation of a hospital.
  • There are yet no reports of casualties, though multiple fires and injuries have been reported in Ridgecrest. So far, wider damage seems to be limited to cracked foundations, broken roads, and some power outages. 2,000 Ridgecrest households were without power and additional outages were reported throughout southern California.
  • The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has activated the State Operations Center to its highest level to provide assistance. In addition, two incident management teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were also activated upon request from the State’s Governor.

ECHO Daily Map of 05 July 2019

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ECHO Daily Map of 4 July 2019

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Italy - Volcanic eruption
  • Stromboli Volcano (Stromboli Island, Sicily Region) erupted on 3 July at 14.46 UTC, preceded by lava flow at 14:44 UTC. At least two paroxysms explosions were followed by 20 minor explosions.
  • The eruption column is at least 3 km above the summit and moving in a north-eastern direction. After the paroxysmal phase, volcanic activity has decreased. A tsunami of 40 cm was measured in Ginostra following the eruption.
  • As of 4 July, media report that one person died, one has been injured and at least 70 people have been evacuated. A number of fires broke out in several parts of the island due to the fall of magmatic products on the volcano's flanks. 
  • The Municipal Operation Centre of Lipari has been activated and two Italian Canadair were deployed to control the fires.
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