Tropical Cyclone

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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

[JTWC] Summary: TYPHOON 20W (MEGI), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 343 NM SOUTH OF KADENA AB, HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTH-WESTWARD AT 09 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 260000Z IS 32 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 260900Z, 261500Z, 262100Z AND 270300Z.

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

25 Sep 2016 description

[JTWC] Summary: TYPHOON 20W (MEGI), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 486 NM SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF KADENA AB, HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 12 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 250000Z IS 30 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 250900Z, 251500Z, 252100Z AND 260300Z.

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

Appeal history

20 February 2016: Tropical Cyclone Winston makes landfall in Fiji as a category 5 cyclone. The Government of Fiji declares a State of Emergency.

23 February 2016: CHF 317,459 was allocated from IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Fiji Red Cross Society in providing immediate relief response to affected people.

29 February 2016: The IFRC Emergency Appeal for CHF 7 million is launched to assist 38,500 people over 12 months.

23 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston, an extremely destructive Category 5 cyclone, struck Fiji on 20th February 2016. It was the first Category 5 cyclone to directly impact Fiji, and the most intense tropical cyclone on record to affect the country. Maximum average wind speeds reached 233km/hour, and wind gusts peaked at around 306km/hour, making Winston one of the most powerful cyclones ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere.

Introduction

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

23 Sep 2016 description
  • About 97% of the population of Batanes has been affected by typhoon Meranti (local name, Ferdie). More than 2,000 houses were destroyed and most public structures including airport and sea ports were heavily damaged. A state of calamity has been declared for the entire province.

  • Meranti landed in Itbayat Batanes on 12:15hr (UCT +8:00) of 14 September and battered the island for six hours with strong winds of up to 296kph. Electric power is still off in most parts of the province.

22 Sep 2016 description

MEXICO, USA – TC PAINE

• Tropical Cyclone PAINE continued moving north near the western coasts of Baja California peninsula, weakening and becoming a Post Tropical Cyclone. On 21 September at 3.00 (UTC) its centre was located approx. 140 km west of Punta Eugenia (Baja California State) and it had max. sustained winds speed of 55 km/h.

21 Sep 2016 description
report IRIN

By Joanna Chiu
BEIJING, 21 September 2016

The world’s strongest storm of the year slammed into China last week, just as the country was recovering from severe flooding that the government said left about 1,000 people dead. In many nations, this would prompt a deluge of donations to disaster response, but not in China, which is ranked the second-least charitable country in the world.

21 Sep 2016 description

Between 20 and 21 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston swept through the Fiji Islands as a Category 5 Storm with wind gusts up to 325 km/hr, and is estimated to be one of the most severe cyclones ever recorded in the South Pacific.

The Fiji Government reported TC Winston had affected more than 350,000 people (or some 40 percent of the population) across all four of Fiji’s administrative divisions, damaging or destroying more than 31,200 houses.

RESPONSE

21 Sep 2016 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Protective Services Program (PSP), continues to extend aid to typhoon victims in Batanes, this time for students who lost their school supplies and uniforms during the onslaught of Typhoon Ferdie.

According to Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) team leader in Region II, Rosemarie Bartolome, around P14M will be allocated for the educational assistance of students in the province. Yesterday, September 19, the DSWD Field Office-II already started disbursing the financial aid to students in Brgy. Itbud, Uyugan.

21 Sep 2016 description

27SM Niue News: 2015 SPREP Annual Report is now launched

The SPREP Annual Report for 2015 is now available online having been presented at the 27th SPREP Meeting in Niue on Day one. The Report, available in both English and French outlines the activities and project implemented with members and partners in 2015 as the region strives to achieve the SPREP vision - a Pacific environment that sustains our livelihoods and natural heritage in harmony with our cultures.