PHILIPPINES - Severe weather
• Strong winds and heavy rains have been affecting northern and central Philippines over several days, due to the Southwest Monsoon enhanced by the Tropical Cyclones CHAN-HOM ("FALCON“) and LINFA ("EGAY").
• As of 14 July (NDRRMC), there are 16 dead and over 8,600 families affected in Luzon and Visayas.
• Over the next 24 h more heavy rain and thunderstorms, and possible consequent flash floods and landslides, may still affect some areas of Luzon.
- CHAN-HOM made landfall in the coast of Zhoushan city, Zhejiang province, on11 July at 8.40 UTC, as a strong Typhoon (max.sustained winds peed at 6.00 UTC was 157km/h).
It subsequently exited into the East China Sea and moved north-east towards DPRK, weakening into a Tropical Storm.
HANGZHOU/SHANGHAI, July 12 (Xinhua) -- The rapid decline of the strength of Typhoon Chan-Hom has given a break to coastal regions in east China, yet local governments are on alert of secondary disasters.
Chan-Hom, the ninth typhoon this year, made landfall on Saturday at 4:40 p.m. in Zhujiajian Township in the island city of Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province.
According to the provincial meteorological station, Chan-Hom, which packed winds of up to 53 meters per second in Dinghai and 49 meters per second in Shipu, downgraded to a tropical storm at 9 a.m. Sunday and left.
Shanghai, China | AFP | Friday 7/11 /2015 - 10:21 GMT
by Bill SAVADOVE
Typhoon Chan-hom swiped eastern China on Saturday, paralysing transport links and devastating farmland as authorities evacuated more than a million people, the government and state media said.
The storm, which killed five people in the Philippines earlier in the week and injured more than 20 people in Japan on Friday, made landfall at around 4:40 pm (0840 GMT) on an island near the city of Ningbo, which is south of Shanghai, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said.
• CHAN-HOM, after having passed Miyako islands (Japan) late on 9 July, injuring 23 people, is moving over the East China Sea, as an intense Typhoon.
Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Saturday 7/11/2015 - 01:49 GMT
Super typhoon Chan-hom barrelled towards eastern China near commercial hub Shanghai on Saturday, prompting the evacuation of more than 865,000 people after earlier lashing Japan's Okinawa island chain and Taiwan.
The powerful storm could be the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Zhejiang province, which borders Shanghai to the south, for the month of July since 1949, China's National Meteorological Centre (NMC) said.
Two typhoons in the Philippine Sea and a tropical storm near the China coast near Hong Kong and Macau have the region on alert. From left to right: Tropical Storm Linfa is tracking westward parallel to the coast of China, losing steam as the storm interacts with land. Typhoon Chan-hom is over the Ryukyu Trench south of Okinawa on a track heading northwest toward the China coast north of Wenzhou. A sharp northward turn forecast after landfall could take the center of the storm very near Shanghai.
BEIJING, July 8 (Xinhua) -- China activated an emergency response mechanism for potential damage from Typhoon Chan-hom and Linfa on Wednesday, urging local authorities to prepare.
FUZHOU, July 7 (Xinhua) -- The eastern province of Fujian has evacuated nearly 10,000 people as it braces for the landfall of two typhoons, Linfa and Chan-Hom.
The province has recalled 1,859 fishing boats to port, relocated 7,400 people onboard the vessels and 1,600 aquaculture farmers as of 6 p.m., according to the local flood control and drought relief headquarters.
A level-three emergency response has been initiated, and ferry services on two routes linking Fujian and Taiwan were suspended on Tuesday. Another cross-Strait ferry is expected to remain in port.
Marshall Islands - Tropical Cyclone NANGKA
• NANGKA formed over the northern Pacific Ocean on 3 July. On 6 July, at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located 360km west of Enewetak atoll and it was a Typhoon.
• Over the next 48h, NANGKA is forecast to continue moving north-west towards the Northern Mariana Islands, intensifying further. According to the data of 6 July (6.00 UTC), its track will approach only scarcely populated or uninhabited places.
Heavy rainfall across West Bengal caused landslides killing an estimated 40 people with many still missing.
Continuing rainfall is impeding relief efforts as the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) attempts to carry out rescue efforts.
There is a shortage of food and safe drinking water in the affected areas.
40 people dead
The NDRF is working alongside national disaster teams at the landslide sites. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue up to 9 Jul.
U.S.A. - Severe weather
• Severe weather, including thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rain, hail and tornadoes affected several areas of Midwest and Mid-Atlantic United States on 21-23 June. Several tornadoes were reported in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Michigan on 22 June.
• According to media (as of 23 June), seven people were injured and several damages occurred, mostly in the area of Coal City in northern Illinois.
BEIJING, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Kujira has affected 193,000 people in south China's Hainan Province as torrential rain damaged crops and caused economic losses, Chinese flood control and drought relief authorities said Wednesday.
Some 111,000 mu (7,400 hectares) of crops were damaged by heavy rain brought by the typhoon, causing economic losses worth 88 million yuan (14.4 million U.S. dollars) in Hainan as of Wednesday, according to the Office of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.
NIGERIA - Violence
• Boko Haram's hit-and-run capability remains intact, despite advances by the Nigerian and Chadian armed forces. This week, Boko Haram insurgents killed 42 people in two villages of Borno State. A 12 year girl wearing a suicide bomb vest struck in Yobe, killing 10 people and injuring 30 others.
• Further displacement is ongoing in the North-East (already existing 1.5 million displaced people). Increased humanitarian assistance is needed.
KUJIRA made landfall in Wanning city, south-east Hainan province, on 22 June, 18.50 local time (10.50 UTC), as a Tropical Storm. It then moved north-west over the island of Hainan. It affected the island with strong winds and heavy rainfall (247mm/24h in southern Hainan on 22 June). Authorities had previously evacuated nearly 40 000 people for precautionary reasons.
• KUJIRA made landfall in Wanning city, southeast Hainan province, on 22 June, 18.50 local time (10.50 UTC), as a Tropical Storm. It then moved north-west over the island of Hainan. It affected the island with strong winds and heavy rainfall. Authorities had previously evacuated nearly 40 000 people for precautionary reasons.
• On 23 June, at 6.00 UTC, KUJIRA's centre was located approx. 120km from Quang Ninh, north-eastern Vietnam with maximum sustained winds of 65km/h.
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1) MEXICO - Tropical Cyclone BLANCA
• BLANCA is moving north-west over the Pacific Ocean, approx. 750-800 km south-west of the coast of Guerrero state (Mexico), as a Major Hurricane.
• Over the next 48h, it is forecast to continue moving north-west over the Pacific Ocean and start weakening. It may approach Baja California Sur on 8 June, having weakened significantly. On 6-8 June moderate to heavy rains and winds may affect some coastal areas of the states of western Mexico.