On Nov.6,the public welfare project on tropical cyclone remote sensing monitoring and analysis technology which undertook by National Satellite Meteorological Center has passed the certification. Experts from Department of Science & Technology and Climate Change of CMA, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Science, Guangdong meteorological observatory and other units attended the meeting.
The death toll from Tropical Cyclone Hudhud, which struck Andhra Pradesh and Odisha states on 12 Oct, stands at 45 with around 920,000 people affected. More than 135,000 people are taking shelter in 223 relief camps whilst authorities are providing food to 685,000 people. Over 41,200 houses and buildings were damaged and 450,000 acres of agricultural land inundated. Total damage costs are estimated between US$9.7 - $11 billion, making it the most costly cyclone to have ever hit India.
45 people dead
920,000 people affected
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On 12 Oct, Cyclone Hud Hud made landfall in the vicinity of Visakhapatnam City in the state of Andhra Pradesh with wind speeds of between 180-195 kph and 2-3 metre waves pounding the coast. At least six people have been killed and 150,000 people have been evacuated and sheltered in relief centres and schools. The National Crisis Management Committee will launch a detailed assessment shortly, though preliminary information indicates widespread damage in the four affected districts.
6 people dead
150,000 people evacuated
Since 16 September, Southern China areas have been affected by the typhoon “Seagull”, strong wind and torrential rains lead to flooding in a number of places. The situation in Central and Western Guangdong, South and West of Guangxi, Hainan and Yunnan are particularly serious. According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, a total of 3,3million people were affected by the flooding, with 6 people died, 329,000 people evacuated, 42,000 houses collapsed or badly damaged, resulting in RMB 2.58 billion direct economic loss.
U.S.A. – Wildfires
• Over 36 000ha have been burnt by an active wildfire (named “King Fire”) near Sacramento, northern California, while it has also destroyed 68 structures, including 12 houses, as of 24 September. Evacuations are still in effect.
• A second large wildfire, “Happy Camp Complex”, has burnt over 53 000ha in Siskiyou County. It is currently 86% contained. (NICC, USDA)
Ukraine/Russia – Severe Weather
HANGZHOU, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rain lashed the coastal areas of east China's Zhejiang Province Sunday as tropical storm Fung-Wong is approaching.
More than 5,000 fish boats from Ningbo City have returned to port, as a typhoon alert was issued at 10 a.m. Sunday. All people working in coastal aquaculture were evacuated while all tourist attractions were temporarily closed.
KUNMING, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Death toll from Typhoon Kalmaegi has risen to eight in China Saturday as one more death was reported from southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Two others are still missing.
More than 500 rescuers have rescued 396 students and teachers from the Babu Township Middle School under siege of a typhoon-triggered flood on Friday, the provincial flood and drought relief headquarters told Xinhua.
• On 17 September, ODILE moved over the northern Gulf of California and north-western mainland Mexico, weakening into a Tropical Depression, then towards south-western U.S.A. About 26 000 foreign tourists took refuge in 165 temporary shelters (including 31 hotels). An aerial bridge was established in Baja California in order to evacuate them. Preliminary reports indicate that ODILE has caused 135 minor injuries. No casualties have been reported so far. 240 000 households were left without electricity and damage assessment is ongoing.
KALMAEGI weakened into a Tropical Depression on 17 September, moving over northern Vietnam. Heavy rainfall affected several areas of northern Vietnam and southern China, causing floods and landslides. In northern Vietnam, media reported at least six people killed and another five injured in a landslide in Cao Loc district (Long Son Province), 5 000 ha of crops destroyed and 147 houses damaged.
In northern Philippines, due to the passage of KALMAEGI (LUIS), 366 075 people were affected (as of 18 September, NDRRMC).
NANNING/HAIKOU, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Kalmaegi has left at least seven people dead and one missing and caused huge economic losses since it came ashore in south China on Tuesday.
Four people were killed by falling trees, one died when a building collapsed and one was drowned, in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, said the regional civil affairs department on Wednesday.
09/16/2014 09:39 GMT
by Neil CONNOR
BEIJING, September 16, 2014 (AFP) - A powerful typhoon slammed into southern China Tuesday, swamping ships, grounding flights and forcing thousands -- many of them still recovering from a previous storm -- to leave home.
Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall on the east coast of Hainan island packing winds of 144 kilometres (89 miles) an hour, the China Meteorological Administration said.
• ODILE made landfall near Cabo San Lucas (Baja California Sur) on 15 September at 4.45 UTC with max. sustained winds of 205 km/h (Category 3 Hurricane). 7 000 people are reported evacuated and shelters for up to 30 000 people have been set up.
• As of 15 September 13.00 UTC local Media reports blocked roads and power cuts in the area.
• A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the whole southern half of the Baja California Peninsula.
Rescue and relief operations are ongoing in Jammu and Kashmir after landslides caused by severe flooding that began on 2 Sep, killed at least 215 people and left 150,000 people still stranded. More than 184,000 people have so far been rescued by the armed forces and National Disaster Response Force. Around 137 relief camps are operating in the Kashmir valley assisting over 100,000 people.
184,000 people rescued