La Havane, Cuba | AFP | 30/08/2015 - 01:02 GMT
par Francisco JARA
La tempête tropicale Erika, qui a fait 20 morts cette semaine sur la petite île de la Dominique, s'est progressivement dissipée samedi au-dessus de Cuba.
Selon le centre cubain de prévisions météorologiques, la tempête a été déclassée au rang de dépression tropicale dans la journée, à la faveur d'un couloir de basse pression sur l'île.
• GONI passed over the Ishigaki and west of Miyako islands, southern Okinawa prefecture, as a Typhoon on 23 August. On 24 August, at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 158km west of Amami islands and it had max. sust. Winds of 204 km/h.
• Over the next 24h, GONI is forecast to move north-east towards western Kyushu in southern mainland Japan, passing west of the rest of Okinawa prefecture and west of Kagoshima prefecture islands, as well. Its intensity will decrease, but it will remain a Typhoon. It may reach Kyushu on late 24 August.
A rapid assessment launched after Cyclone Komen reports that a total of 2.6 million people affected, with Sathkia, Chittagong and Noakhali districts the worst affected. Nearly 220,000 households are in need of emergency assistance, the vast majority of whom require immediate food assistance. An estimated US$6.3 million is required to cover the needs and proposals were sent to donors.
2.6 million people affected
• Typhoon GONI weakened as it approached the Babuyan group of islands in the Strait of Luzon. On 21 August, at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located 40km south-east of Babuyan Island and it had maximum sustained wind speed of 185km/h.
Manila, Philippines | AFP | Saturday 8/22/2015 - 15:24 GMT
by Joel GUINTO
Ten people were killed while thousands fled to higher ground as powerful typhoon Goni brought torrential rains to the northern Philippines, triggering landslides and floods, officials said Saturday.
Nine people died in Mountain Province and Benguet in the northern highlands after their houses were buried in rocks and mud. A man was killed in nearby Ilocos Norte province after he was hit by a falling tree, the national disaster council said in a report.
BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) has predicated severe waves induced by Typhoon Goni in the East China Sea and South China Sea in the coming days.
The Bashi Channel will see waves with a height of up to 11 meters by noon on Saturday, with waves as high as nine meters forecast for regions east of Taiwan. Waves up to five meters were forecast for the Taiwan Strait and the northeast part of South China Sea.
• GONI (named “**INENG**” in the Philippines) formed over the northern Pacific Ocean, south-east of Guam, on 14 August. From there, it started moving north-west, intensifying.
Floods and landslides affected over 1.3 million people, including 297,000 households displaced in Jul and Aug, according to Government reports. At least 106 people are confirmed dead. The Government, supported by local organisations, UN and INGOs, continues to lead the response, including clean-up, search and rescue and provision of relief assistance.
1.3 million people affected
FUZHOU, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from Typhoon Soudelor, the 13th this year, has risen to 26 with seven still missing in east China.
In Fujian Province, where the typhoon made landfall on Saturday, seven people have died and three remain missing, the provincial flood control authority said on Tuesday.
Soudelor is the most violent typhoon to hit Fujian in a decade, with torrential rain and gale-force winds destroying houses and causing landslides and floods.
By Shu Liu, IFRC
Typhoon Soudelor made its second landfall in Putian City, Fujian Province in southeast China on the night of 8 August, causing torrential rain and strong winds before moving north-west to the neighbouring Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Anhui provinces. The State Committee for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs launched a level-four response while the National Meteorological Centre issued the second-highest alert for the area.
• Typhoon SOUDELOR made landfall in Hualien county (Taiwan, late 7 August) and Fujian province (south-eastern mainland China, 8 August UTC), affecting the areas along its path with heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge.
HEFEI, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Soudelor, the 13th this year, has left four people dead and forced 181,000 to evacuate in east China's Anhui Province since it entered the province on Sunday morning, local authorities said Monday.
More than 550,000 people and 19,600 hectares of crops in ten cities were affected by the typhoon. Some 562 houses collapsed and another 1,194 were damaged, according to the provincial civil affairs department.
Direct economic losses totaled 560 million yuan (91.5 million U.S. dollars), according to the department.
On 8 Aug Typhoon Soudelor killed six people in Taiwan, Province of China.
On 9 Aug Souledor hit Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Anhui provinces in mainland China.
Shanghai, China | AFP | Monday 8/10/2015 - 08:57 GMT
The number of people killed by Typhoon Soudelor in China rose to 21 on Monday, authorities said, with five more missing.
Four died on Monday as the storm -- downgraded to a tropical depression by the China Meteorological Administration -- battered the eastern province of Anhui, with two elderly people drowned and two killed in a car crash caused by a rockfall, local authorities said on social media.
• SOUDELOR is moving west-northwest over the Philippine Sea towards Taiwan, as an intense Typhoon. On 7 August, at 6.00 UTC it had max. sustained winds of 204 km/h (equivalent to Category 3).
Beijing, China | AFP | Sunday 8/9/2015 - 17:22 GMT
Typhoon Soudelor killed 14 people in eastern China and four are missing after parts of the country were hit by the heaviest rains in a century, state media reported Sunday.
Twelve of the casualties were reported in and around Wenzhou city in the province of Zhejiang, where downpours caused mudslides and several houses collapsed on Saturday night, Xinhua news agency said.
It added that in the neighbouring city of Lishui, two people were also killed.
By Michael Gold and Yimou Lee
TAIPEI/YILAN, Taiwan, Aug 8 (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan on Saturday with strong wind and torrential rain, cutting power to 3.62 million households as the death toll rose to six.
Four people were missing and 101 were injured, authorities said. Hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled and more than 9,900 people were evacuated from their homes.
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Shanghai, China | AFP | Friday 8/8/2015 - 12:29 GMT
Typhoon Soudelor moved towards China on Saturday, weaker but still packing a punch, after killing at least five people and leaving a trail of destruction in Taiwan.
The typhoon ripped up trees and triggered landslides in Taiwan, and knocked out power to 1.5 million homes. Rivers broke their banks under torrential rain and towering waves pounded the island's coastline.