• 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.
BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- China said Thursday it will "prepare for the worst and strive for the best" after more than 200 people died following floods across the country.
"Although the water levels in middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River are slowly dropping, most are still above warning levels," Zhang Jiatuan, a spokesperson for the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, told reporters.
Beijing, China | AFP | Thursday 7/14/2016 - 16:26 GMT
A tropical storm in China has left 69 people dead, reports said Thursday, after it lashed Taiwan with typhoon-grade winds and rain.
Super Typhoon Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan last week, forcing more than 15,000 people to flee their homes as part of the island saw its strongest winds in over a century.
China – Severe weather
• Heavy rain has continued to affect several areas of the country, causing more floods and landslides.
• According to national authorities, as of 12 July the death toll from heavy rain has reached 206 people, while 30 are still missing, over 206 100 have been evacuated, hundreds of thousands have been affected, and over 482 400 houses have been partially or fully damaged in several provinces of the country.
By Hler Gudjonsson, IFRC
Heavy rains and hailstorms have triggered severe floods and landslides in parts of Southern China, affecting over 600,000 people and displacing over 240,000 people. According to government estimates published at the beginning of July, 128 people were killed while another 42 were reported missing. On 9 July, a landslide caused by torrential rains in Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China took the lives of another 36 people.
TC NEPARTAK-16 made landfall near Shishi city (Fujian, China) on 9 July early morning (UTC), as a Tropical Storm. It continued moving North-West over the provinces of Fujian and Jiangxi, weakening. Heavy rains affected the areas along its path, causing floods.
• TC NEPARTAK made landfall along the coast of Fujian (China) on 9 July, as a Tropical Storm. Then it moved inland weakening. Heavy rains affected the areas along its path, causing floods.
• In Fujian and Jiangxi provinces (China): nine people died, at least 18 went missing, over 213 000 evacuated and over 11 400 houses damaged.
• In Taiwan: three people died and at least 300 were injured.
On 8 July Typhoon Nepartak made landfall near Taitung, Taiwan Province of China, as a Cat. 4 super typhoon with wind speeds of 234 km/h. Three people were reportedly killed and nearly 17,400 people were evacuated as a result of the storm, which caused storm surges and widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure.
Beijing, China | AFP | Monday 7/11/2016 - 05:26 GMT
A tropical storm in China left six people dead and at least eight more missing, reports said, after it lashed Taiwan with typhoon-grade winds and rain.
Super Typhoon Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan Friday, forcing more than 15,000 people to flee their homes as part of the island saw its strongest winds in over a century.
Beijing, China | AFP | Saturday 7/9/2016 - 10:56 GMT
A tropical storm made landfall in China Saturday afternoon, the country's national meteorological center said, a day after super Typhoon Nepartak lashed Taiwan with powerful winds and torrential rain.
Nepartak, which has weakened to a tropical storm since it brought chaos to Taiwan on Friday, hit the city of Shishi in the southeastern Fujian province at 1:45 pm local time (0545 GMT), packing winds of up to 90 kilometres (56 miles) per hour.
• TC NEPARTAK made landfall near Taimali (Taitung county), on 7 July at around 22.00 UTC, as an intense Tropical Cyclone. A few hours prior to landfall, at 18.00 UTC, it had max. sustained winds of 240 km/h. After the landfall it crossed southern Taiwan, weakening. On 8 July at 6.00 UTC its center was located off the coast of Tainan county and it had max. sustained winds of 148 km/h.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (July 8, 2016) — As China awaits the imminent arrival of Typhoon Nepartak, Save the Children has confirmed it will launch an emergency response in flood and typhoon affected parts of the country.
Packing winds of up to 150 mph, the category four storm ripped through Taiwan on Friday morning and is now preparing to bring intense rainfall to large portions of eastern China.
China is already battling its worst flooding in more than a decade, withat least 39millionpeople currently impacted across 14provinces, mainly in the southeast.
PDC is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nepartak as it continues to impact Taiwan. On 8 JULY 2016, 2100UTC (Warning #24), JTWC reported that Tropical Storm 02W (Nepartak) was located approximately 142 NM southwest of Taipei, Taiwan. Tropical Storm Nepartak is forecast to continue northwestward toward eastern China. According to the latest report from the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), 3 people have been killed, 174 injured, and 16,318 evacuated.
JTWC SUMMARY: TYPHOON 02W (NEPARTAK), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 149 NM SOUTHWEST OF TAIPEI, TAIWAN, HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 10 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 080600Z IS 28 FEET.
NEXT WARNINGS AT 081500Z, 082100Z, 090300Z AND 090900Z.
Source: Xinhua 2016-07-08 01:03:26
FUZHOU, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Railway authorities in east China announced on Thursday that 341 trains in Fujian Province would be canceled from Friday to Sunday to prepare for this year's first typhoon.
Typhoon Nepartak is forecast to make a landing on the coast of Fujian on Saturday morning, bringing gales and heavy rain to the province and neighboring regions.
From Friday to Monday, precipitation could be up to 300 mm.
• TC NEPARTAK is moving towards south-eastern Taiwan, as a very intense Tropical Cyclone. On 7 July at 12.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 170 km southeast of Taitung City and it had max. sustained winds of 259 km/h (equivalent to a Category 5 in the Saffir-Simpson scale).
◾TC NEPARTAK continued its north-western motion over the Philippine Sea, maintaining its intensity. On 7 July at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 360 km south-east of Taitung province (Taiwan) and 260 km north-east of Itbayat island (Batanes province, Philippines) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 278 km/h (equivalent to a Category 5 in the Saffir-Simpson scale).