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28 Sep 2016 description

Covering the Period of 8:00 AM, 27 September 2016 to 8:00 AM, 28 September 2016

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

The Severe Tropical Storm (STS) with International Name "MEGI" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (FAR) at 5:00 PM, 24 September 2016 and was named "HELEN".

28 Sep 2016 description

Foreword

2015 was a year of transformation for the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC). The adoption of the ETC2020 Strategy in the first half of the year, radically expanding the vision, scope and approach of the cluster, set the network on a much more impactful, but challenging, trajectory. 2015 was characterised by the adoption and commenced implementation of ETC2020 as well as the most concurrent emergencies ever responded to; and the invaluable contributions of its members and partners without which, the ETC would not exist.

28 Sep 2016 description

Situation

  • TC MEGI continued moving north-west and made landfall over Hualien county (Taiwan) on 27 September early morning (UTC), as a Typhoon. On 27 September at 6.00 UTC its centre was located over eastern Taichung county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 213 km/h (Typhoon).
  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west weakening. Its centre may move over Fujian province (China) on 27 September afternoon (UTC) possibly as a Typhoon. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect the areas along its path.
28 Sep 2016 description
  • TC MEGI continued moving north-west strengthening. On 27 September at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 180 km south-east of Hualien county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 185 km/h.

27 Sep 2016 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

The Severe Tropical Storm (STS) with International Name "MEGI" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 5:00 PM, 24 September 2016 and was named "HELEN".

Typhoon "HELEN" has slightly intensified as it continues to move closer to Taiwan.

27 Sep 2016 description
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27 Sep 2016 description

SITUATION

• TC MEGI continued moving north-west over the Philippine Sea, as a Typhoon. On 26 September at 6.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 540 km south-east of Taitung county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 176 km/h (Typhoon).

• Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west, strengthening. It may move over Taitung and/or Hualien counties (Taiwan) on 27 September morning (UTC) as an intense Typhoon. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect the areas along its path.

26 Sep 2016 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

The Severe Tropical Storm (STS) with International Name "MEGI" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 5:00 PM, 24 September 2016 and was named "HELEN".

Typhoon "Helen" has intensified slightly as it continues its west northwest direction.

26 Sep 2016 description

CHINA

Since 18 September, torrential rainfall has caused flooding, mud flows and landslides in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. As of 22 September (09:00, UTC+8), 14 deaths were confirmed and nine people were reported missing while an additional 5,400 people were temporarily relocated. 81,000 people across 28 counties and 13 cities in the two provinces have been affected, including over 8,000 people who need immediate assistance. Local disaster management authorities have provided relief assistance to the affected communities.

26 Sep 2016 description

MALAYSIA

  • 1,038 people in Kedah and 102 people in Perak were evacuated because of flooding.

VIET NAM

Flood sumberged 51 houses in Quang Binh Province.

MYANMAR

  • Nearly 500 houses were submerged by flood in Taungdwingyi, Magway.

THAILAND

  • About 8,000 families affected by flood in Ayutthaya.
  • Flood also happened in seven provinces, submerging 5,118 houses.

PHILIPPINES

25 Sep 2016 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

The Severe Tropical Storm (STS) with International Name "MEGI" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 5:00 PM, 24 September 2016 and was named "HELEN".

"HELEN" intensified further into a Typhoon as it moves in a west-northwest direction at 11:00 PM, 24 September 2016.

25 Sep 2016 description

MANILA, Sept. 23 - The National Food Authority in Batanes is prepared as another typhoon is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on September 25 and to hit Batanes on Tuesday, September 27, according to the weather bureau.

According to NFA-NCR Director Danilo Bonabon, some 6,000 bags of rice are loaded in a vessel bound for Batanes to augment the agency’s current rice stocks. As of press time, NFA Batanes has total rice stocks of 5,768 bags, good to last for 55 days.

25 Sep 2016 description

QUEZON CITY, Sept 25 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assures the public that the rehabilitation and assistance for Typhoon ‘Ferdie’ survivors will continue despite the arrival of Tropical Storm ‘Helen’ in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

On Friday, September 23, the DSWD Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DReAMB) and DSWD Field Office-II held a video conference to discuss the provision of Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) and cash-for-work (CFW) to 2,241 families with damaged houses.

25 Sep 2016 description

I. CURRENT WEATHER

25 September 2016, 5:00 AM

• Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila, MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, Central Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of Luzon

24 Sep 2016 description

I. CURRENT WEATHER

24 September 2016, 5:00 AM

• Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) across Southern Luzon and Visayas. Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila, MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, Aurora, Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of the country.

24 Sep 2016 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

• Tropical Cyclone Information (TCI) on Tropical Storm (MEGI) Location: At 2AM, 1650 km East of Central Luzon (16.6 °N, 137.6 °E) Maximum sustained winds: 95 kph Gustiness: 120 kph Movement: West Northwest at 152 kph

• Synopsis: Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) across Southern Luzon and Visayas.

23 Sep 2016 description

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Saturday 9/24/2016 - 01:53 GMT

A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippines early Saturday but there was no threat of a tsunami or any casualties reported, seismologists and disaster officials said.

The offshore quake hit at 6:53 am (2253 GMT Friday) and woke people from their sleep in Davao, a major city of about 1.5 million located 100 kilometres (62 miles) to the northwest, said officials.

23 Sep 2016 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

23 September 2016, 5:00 AM

• Easterlies affecting the eastern section of the country. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies will prevail over the whole country with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly over the eastern section. Moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the northeast to east will prevail over Extreme Northern Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to occasionally rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Southeast to East with slight to moderate seas.

II. EFFECTS