• TC DIANMU made landfall on 18 August in Guangdong (China) as a Tropical Storm; then it reached northern Vietnam on 19 August morning.
• As of 19 August morning, media reported 40 000 people evacuated and 200 houses damaged in Hainan province (China), one dead and at least 360 people evacuated in northern Vietnam.
Tropical Cyclone DIANMU made landfall on 18 August early morning (UTC) in Guangdong (China) as a Tropical Storm continued moving east slightly strengthening. As of 19 August early morning (UTC), about 40 000 people are reported to have been evacuated and 200 houses have been damaged in Hainan province (China).
On 19 August at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 75 km south-east of Hai Phong city and 200 km south-east of the capital Hanoi. It had max. sustained winds speed of 74 km/h (tropical storm).
In the wake of severe flooding across Bangladesh, India, China and Nepal, Save the Children warns that years of development progress could be eroded if education isn’t prioritised during the emergency response.
Intense flooding in South and East Asia has so far affected almost 40 million people since June, including approximately 10 million children, bursting riverbanks, washing away homes and destroying crucial infrastructure.
GUANGZHOU, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Dianmu landed in south China's Guangdong Province on Thursday afternoon, bringing torrential rain to much of the region.
This year's eighth typhoon landed in Dongli Township in the city of Leizhou at 3:40 p.m. on Thursday and is expected to bring heavy rainfall, which local authorities say could cause landslides in the region.
Tropical Cyclone ELEVEN-16 formed over the North West Pacific Ocean in the South China Sea approx. 120 km south of the coast of Guandong province (China) on 17 August. It then started moving west as Tropical Storm.It is expected to make landfall on 18 August at 8.00 UTC near Yinglizhen city (Guangdong province) with a max. sustained winds speed of approx. 46 - 56 km/h (Tropical depression).
BEIJING, Aug 10 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters left at least 612 people dead nationwide last month, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Wednesday.
The most notable events in the past month included floods, typhoons and a range of geological disasters, according to the ministry.
Natural disasters have caused 233.1 billion yuan (about 35 billion U.S. dollars) in total direct economic losses, affecting nearly 7.3 million hectares of farmland, with more than 1.5 million hectares yielding no crops.
There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.
Source: Xinhua 2016-08-05 21:59:10
NANNING, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- One person was killed and about 230,000 people were affected as Typhoon Nida struck south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, authorities said Friday.
Typhoon Nida has caused direct economic losses estimated at 137 million yuan (21 million U.S. dollars) in the region, according to the regional department of civil affairs.
More than 8,500 hectares crops and 1,232 houses have been damaged, the department said.
• TC NIDA first made landfall over northeastern Cagayan province (Philippines) on 31 July as a Typhoon. It later made a second landfall over Dapeng Peninsula (Shenzhen city, Guangdong province, China) on 1 August at 19:35 UTC as a Typhoon. On 2 August at 0.00 UTC its centre was located over Guangdong province approx. 45 km south-east of Foshan city and it had max. sustained wind speed of 120 km/h (Typhoon).
NANNING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Nida hit south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Tuesday afternoon after making landfall at 3:35 a.m. Tuesday in the city of Shenzhen in neighboring Guangdong Province.
Nida entered Guangxi via the city of Wuzhou around 5 p.m. and is moving northwest at 20 km per hour. It is expected to sweep across the counties of Cangwu, Zhaoping, and Mengshan and the cities of Liuzhou and Hechi in the following 24 hours, according to the regional meteorological station of Guangxi.
GUANGZHOU, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday initiated emergency measures to prepare for the approaching Typhoon Nida.
Authorities in the provinces of Guangdong, Guizhou, Hunan, Yunnan and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region will monitor the typhoon and release early-warning information, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs website.
The China National Commission for Disaster Reduction has asked people in the expected path of the typhoon to stock up on three days of essentials. Emergency disaster relief mechanisms will be activated if necessary.
• Heavy rain has been affecting over the past week several parts of the country causing floods.
• According to OCHA reports, as of 31 July, 120 people have died, 18 have gone missing, 51 have been injured, over 6 280 families have been evacuated and over 2 100 homes have been partially or fully damaged.
• Heavy has been affecting several parts of the country over the past month causing floods and landslides.
Hong Kong, China | AFP | Tuesday 8/2/2016 - 11:55 GMT
by Dennis CHONG
Hordes of angry passengers stranded after Typhoon Nida pummelled Hong Kong crowded the airport on Tuesday, desperately seeking flights as the city emerges from lockdown while the storm swept across southern China.
Hundreds of flights were cancelled, schools and shops shut and the stock market closed for the day as the storm brought violent winds and torrential showers.
TYPHOON 06W (NIDA), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 294 NM EAST-SOUTHEAST OF HONG KONG, HAS TRACKED WESTNORTHWESTWARD AT 14 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 010000Z IS 23 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 010900Z, 011500Z, 012100Z AND 020300Z.
Tropical Cyclone MIRINAE continued moving north-west over water, slightly strengthening and making landfall along the northern coast of Vietnam on 27 July at 17.20 UTC as a Tropical Storm. It then continued moving in land weakening.
Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving over land weakening and dissipating. Heavy rain and strong winds may continue to affect northern Vietnam.
• Severe weather, including heavy rain, thunderstorms, hail and TC NEPARTAK, has continued to affect several areas of the country over the past month causing more floods and landslides.
• According to national authorities, as of 19 July, the death toll due to the recent floods and landslides, has reached 295 people, 47 are still missing, over 499 200 have been evacuated and over 536 500 buildings have been partially damaged or destroyed in several provinces of the country.
The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.
IDMC has signed a join expert statement on internally displaced persons to present at the High Level Meeting to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants (19 September 2016).
EXPERT STATEMENT ON INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS June 28, 2016
Source: Xinhua | 2016-07-17 22:29:41 | Editor: huaxia
FUZHOU, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Nepartak has left 83 people dead and 19 missing in Fuzhou, capital of east China's Fujian Province as of Sunday noon, provincial authorities said.
The worst-hit Minqing County in Fuzhou has reported 73 deaths, with another 17 still missing.
Typhoon Nepartak, the first to hit this year, made landfall in Fujian Province on July 9.