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30 Sep 2016 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Megi has claimed 10 lives in China and left another 29 missing, the Ministry of Civil Affairs announced on Friday.

Five deaths were reported in east China's Zhejiang Province and five were reported in southeast China's Fujian Province, the ministry said in a statement.

As of 9 a.m. on Friday, about 2.09 million people had been affected as the impact of the typhoon spread to 16 cities in three provinces, including Zhejiang, Fujian and Jiangxi.

30 Sep 2016 description
report Xinhua

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HANGZHOU, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Megi has wreaked havoc in east China's Zhejiang Province, causing huge economic losses.

Megi, the 17th typhoon this year, forced the evacuation of 236,000 people in the province and destroyed 333 houses, leading to a direct economic loss of 2.68 billion yuan (402 million U.S. dollars), according to the provincial department of civil affairs.

29 Sep 2016 description

China, Japan - Tropical Cyclone MEGI (GDACS, Local media)

  • Tropical Cyclone MEGI continued moving north-west over the provinces of Fujian and Jiangxi, weakening and dissipating on 28 September. 

  • Local media, as of 29 September early morning UTC, reported five people killed: four in Taiwan and another in Fujian province, mainland China. Meanwhile, 27 people are still missing after a landslide that occurred in Zhejiang province on 28 September.

29 Sep 2016 description

Suichang, China | AFP | Thursday 9/29/2016 - 12:50 GMT |

One person has died and dozens are missing after landslides swept through two Chinese villages, state media said Thursday, as rescuers scrambled to find survivors.

Heavy wind and rains brought by Typhoon Megi triggered the landslides around 5:30pm (0930 GMT) Wednesday, which struck the villages of Sucun and Baofeng in eastern Zhejiang province's Suichang county, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

29 Sep 2016 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 31 August 2016, there were 1602 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1355 in immigration detention on the mainland and 247 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 619 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 27,453 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

The table below reflects figures based on records in Department of Immigration and Border Protection systems.

28 Sep 2016 description

China, Japan - Tropical Cyclone MEGI UPDATE (GDACS, JTWC, CWB, JMA, CMA, Local media)

  • TC MEGI continued moving north-west over the Taiwan strait and made a second landfall over Huian county (Fujian province, China), as a Typhoon on 28 September early morning (UTC). On 28 September at 6.00 UTC its center was located over land close to Longyan city (Fujian) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 93km/h (Tropical Storm).

28 Sep 2016 description
report Xinhua

HANGZHOU, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-seven people are missing after a a landslide swept a village in the eastern province of Zhejiang, the provincial government said.

The landslide occurred around 5 p.m. on Wednesday in Sucun village in Suichang County, following heavy rain brought by Typhoon Megi.

Several houses, about 37 kilometers from the county, were destroyed and the structures swept away.

Two women who were pulled out of the debris by rescuers are in stable condition.

28 Sep 2016 description

Situation

  • TC MEGI continued moving north-west and made landfall over Hualien county (Taiwan) on 27 September early morning (UTC), as a Typhoon. On 27 September at 6.00 UTC its centre was located over eastern Taichung county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 213 km/h (Typhoon).
  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west weakening. Its centre may move over Fujian province (China) on 27 September afternoon (UTC) possibly as a Typhoon. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect the areas along its path.
28 Sep 2016 description

Beijing, China | AFP | Wednesday 9/28/2016 - 13:13 GMT |

Typhoon Megi smashed into the Chinese mainland Wednesday morning, killing one person, after leaving a trail of destruction and four people dead in Taiwan.

More than 500 people were hurt when the storm raked across the island, including eight Japanese tourists whose bus was blown over. One remains in a critical condition.

28 Sep 2016 description
  • TC MEGI continued moving north-west strengthening. On 27 September at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 180 km south-east of Hualien county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 185 km/h.

27 Sep 2016 description
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Southeast Asia has a complex history of migration within and outside the region, linked to uneven economic development and income disparity, demographic and social change, urbanization, transnational and civil conflict, and persecution. Migration flows within the region are often driven by mixed motivations, and many such movements are unregulated or unauthorized.

27 Sep 2016 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters activated a level III emergency response on Monday for the approaching Typhoon Megi.

The headquarters urged local authorities to take precautions and dispatched five work teams to the provinces of Fujian, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Hunan to prepare aid and relief.

27 Sep 2016 description

[JTWC] Summary: TYPHOON 20W (MEGI), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 152 NM SOUTHEAST OF TAIPEI, TAIWAN, HAS TRACKED NORTHWESTWARD AT 13 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 270000Z IS 36 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 270900Z, 271500Z, 272100Z AND 280300Z.

27 Sep 2016 description

SITUATION

• TC MEGI continued moving north-west over the Philippine Sea, as a Typhoon. On 26 September at 6.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 540 km south-east of Taitung county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 176 km/h (Typhoon).

• Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west, strengthening. It may move over Taitung and/or Hualien counties (Taiwan) on 27 September morning (UTC) as an intense Typhoon. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect the areas along its path.

26 Sep 2016 description

CHINA

Since 18 September, torrential rainfall has caused flooding, mud flows and landslides in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. As of 22 September (09:00, UTC+8), 14 deaths were confirmed and nine people were reported missing while an additional 5,400 people were temporarily relocated. 81,000 people across 28 counties and 13 cities in the two provinces have been affected, including over 8,000 people who need immediate assistance. Local disaster management authorities have provided relief assistance to the affected communities.

26 Sep 2016 description

[JTWC] Summary: TYPHOON 20W (MEGI), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 343 NM SOUTH OF KADENA AB, HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTH-WESTWARD AT 09 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 260000Z IS 32 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 260900Z, 261500Z, 262100Z AND 270300Z.

25 Sep 2016 description

[JTWC] Summary: TYPHOON 20W (MEGI), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 486 NM SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF KADENA AB, HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 12 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 250000Z IS 30 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 250900Z, 251500Z, 252100Z AND 260300Z.

24 Sep 2016 description

BERMUDA – TC KARL

• TC KARL continued moving north-west over the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, strengthening. On 23 September at 9.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 486 km southsoutheast of Bermuda island and it had max. sustained wind speed of 93 km/h (Tropical Storm).

• Over the next 48 h it is forecast to continue moving northwest with a slight turn to north, strengthening. Its centre may pass near or to the east of Bermuda on 24 September. As of 23 September, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the island of Bermuda.

23 Sep 2016 description

23/09/2016 New Delhi, India – With 42 percent of the world’s population, the group of countries that make up the BRICS are in a position to shape agricultural policies that would strengthen global food security and transform rural societies and livelihoods, Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said today.

23 Sep 2016 description
  • Severe weather, including heavy rain, strong wind and hail, has been affecting over the past few days several parts of the country causing casualties and damage. Approx. 71 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Dali (Yunnan province) over 20-21 September.