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ECHO Daily Map of 20 September 2019

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India - Monsoon rains update
  • The death toll continues to rise across 11 states affected by widespread Monsoon flooding.
  • According to the latest report of the National Emergency Response Centre (NDMI), as of 19 September, 1,403 have died this Monsoon season, 322 people in Maharashtra, 206 in West Bengal, 180 in Kerala, 158 in Madhya Pradesh, 140 in Gujarat, 104 in Karnataka, 96 in Assam, 65 in Uttarakhand, 54 in Rajastan, 51 in Himachal Pradesh, 17 in Punjab and 10 in Odisha.
  • The number of displaced stands at 1,600,000 people.
  • Red warnings for heavy rainfall have been issued over southern Gujarat, western Maharashtra, and western Madhya Pradesh for 19 September. Heavy to very heavy rainfall will continue to affect western Maharashtra, and the Konkan coast, including Goa State (western India) on 19-20 September.

ECHO Daily Map of 19 September 2019

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Mexico - Tropical Cyclone LORENA update
  • Tropical Cyclone LORENA has strengthened to a Category 1 Hurricane along central Mexico's Pacific Coast. On 19 September at 3.00 UTC its centre was approximately 55 km south-west of Manzanillo City (Colima State, central-west Mexico), with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h.
  • LORENA is expected to strengthen, as it moves north-west, passing very close to the coast of Colima and Jalisco States, with maximum sustained winds up to 140 km/h, before reaching the Baja California Peninsula on 22 September.
  • A hurricane warning is in effect for Punta San Telmo (Michoacan State) to Cabo Corrientes (Jalisco), while a tropical storm warning has been issued from Cabo Corrientes to Punta Mita (Nayarit State).
  • Intense rainfall, with strong winds are forecast over coastal Jaliscom Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero States.

ECHO Daily Map of 18 September 2019

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ECHO Daily Map of 17 September 2019

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Spain - Floods update
  • Heavy rain and strong winds continue to affect south-east Spain since 11 September, triggering floods and resulting in additional casualties. The most affected provinces are Valencia, Alicante, Murcia, Albacete, eastern Andalucía, and the Balearic Islands.
  • Media report 6 deaths, around 3,500 people evacuated, and approximately 700,000 students affected by the closure of schools. Several roads and railway lines were affected, two airports were closed (Murcia and Almeria) and there were flight disruptions in Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, and Alicante airports.
  • The European Commission's Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service was activated on 12 September and maps for Murcia and Ontynyent (Valencia Province) have been produced so far.
  • The weather is set to improve in the south-east provinces in the next 24 hours.

ECHO Daily Map of 16 September 2019

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ECHO Daily Map of 13 September 2019

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The Bahamas, USA -Tropical Cyclone DORIAN update and Tropical Cyclone NINE
  • Search and rescue operations are ongoing on the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama following Tropical Cyclone Dorian's passage. 50 are confirmed dead and 2,500 people have been reported missing. Immediate food needs are being largely met by private individuals, local organisations and the WFP.
  • A liaison officer from the EU's Emergency Response Coordination Centre is now in Marsh Harbour, together with the team from the Dutch vessels mobilised through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, while the satellite communications team from Luxembourg are supporting the emergency operations centre in Freeport. DG ECHO's humanitarian experts are assessing the humanitarian situation of evacuees housed in displacement centres.
  • A new tropical cyclone NINE is forming over the south-east Bahamas and is currently located approximately 310 km south-east of Nassau.
  • Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast over the central and north-west Bahamas, the Florida peninsula and south-east Georgia.
  • A tropical storm warning is in effect for the north-west Bahamas and a tropical storm watch is in effect for portions of the Florida coast.

ECHO Daily Map of 12 September 2019

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ECHO Daily Map of 11 September 2019

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ECHO Daily Map of 10 September 2019

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The Bahamas -Tropical Cyclone DORIAN update
  • The number of fatalities following Tropical Cyclone DORIAN's passage in The Bahamas has reached 45, including 37 in Abaco and 8 in Grand Bahama.
  • Most Abaco residents have evacuated to New Providence Island, while shelters in Nassau City are at maximum capacity, as reported by U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. Various government authorities and humanitarian partners are assisting the affected population with food and relief kits.
  • The EU Civil Protection Mechanism was activated on 4 September following a request from the Bahamian government and relief, logistics and communications support are being sent by The Netherlands and Luxembourg. 2 Liaison Officers from the EU's Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) are deploying to the islands in the coming days to coordinate the incoming assistance. DG ECHO has allocated €500,000 to assist with immediate response efforts. A DG ECHO humanitarian expert is already in Nassau. 
  • The European Commission’s Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service was activated for the affected area.

ECHO Daily Map of 9 September 2019

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Japan - Tropical Cyclone FAXAI
  • Tropical Cyclone FAXAI made landfall east of Tokyo (Chiba prefecture) on 8 September before moving over the central eastern coast of Honshu Island and North Pacific Ocean.
  • On 9 September at 0.00 its centre was located in the North Pacific Ocean, approximately 50 km east of Mito City (Ibaraki Prefecture), with maximum sustained winds of 139 km/h.
  • Media report 1 fatality in Tokyo, and at least 40 injured across Chiba, Kanagawa, Ibaraki and Shizuoka Prefectures. Strong winds caused by FAXAI, led to power outages for 920,000 households in the Tokyo area, while at least ten houses were damaged in Shizuoka Prefecture. National authorities issued evacuation advisories for more than 390,000 people in Kanagawa, Shizuoka and Tokyo Prefectures.
  • FAXAI is forecast to move north-east further from eastern Japan, with maximum sustained winds up to 89 km/h.
  • Red warnings for heavy rain, storm, high waves and flood have been issued on 9 September across Miyagi, Ibaraki, and Fukushima prefectures.
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