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23 July 2014: China - Tropical cyclone MATMO

• Typhoon MATMO made landfall in the afternoon of 22 July (UTC) in eastern Taiwan's Taitung County. A few hours before landfall, at 12.00 UTC, it had max. sustained winds of 158 km/h. After landfall it crossed Taiwan, weakening, and moved into the Taiwan Strait, towards eastern mainland China.

• In the morning of 23 July (UTC) it made landfall in the coastal area of Fuqing, near Putian, in Fujian Province (China) as a “Severe Tropical Storm” (China Meteorological Administration - CMA); then it moved inland weakening.

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Philippines: Typhoon Rammasun - Information Bulletin n° 4

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Philippine Red Cross has placed its disaster response teams on standby for rapid deployment and preparedness stocks ready for dispatch, as required.

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Red Cross volunteers reach out to Palawan tribal communities

By Kate Marshall, IFRC

The Tagbanwa villagers on the island of Banuang Daan gather excitedly as Philippine Red Cross staff and volunteers arrive by traditional bangka outrigger from the main island of Coron, Palawan, two hours away by boat.

They greet the visitors with “Mupia ong-koi, ong-koi, [welcome friend],” as they disembark and make their way to the outdoor meeting hall where Philippine Red Cross is scheduled to conduct a recruitment drive for 30 community volunteers and the barangay (village) recovery committee.

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Typhoon Rammasun claims 56 lives in China

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Xinhua

BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from super typhoon Rammasun had increased to 56 as of Wednesday morning, with another 20 missing, latest official figures show.

Rammasun is the strongest typhoon to hit south China in four decades, bringing gales, downpours and floods. It has affected more than 11 million people in the provinces of Guangdong, Hainan and Yunnan as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, said a statement from the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

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Tirer les leçons de l'expérience asiatique en matière d'intervention humanitaire

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IRIN

BANGKOK, 23 juillet 2014 (IRIN) - En préparation du Sommet mondial sur l'aide humanitaire, des gouvernements, universitaires, acteurs humanitaires, responsables militaires et activistes de toute la région Asie-Pacifique se réunissent à Tokyo aujourd'hui, le 23 juillet, pour tirer des enseignements de l'expertise de la région en matière de réponse aux crises humanitaires.

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CMA expanded the scale of typhoon emergency response

According to the development of this year’s No.10 typhoon “Matmo”, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) expanded the scale of level Ⅲ emergency response for typhoon at 9:00 of July 23. The meteorological departments of Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong, Liaoning have entered into the response state.

“Matmo” has landed in Taiwan at 0:15. It was predicted that it will move towards northwest at the speed of 20 to 25km and would land again in the coastal area of Fujian. National Meteorological Center continued to release orange warning for typhoon at 6:00 of July 23.

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NDRRMC Update SitRep No.02 Effects of Typhoon "HENRY" (MATMO)

DATE: 23 July 2014, 6:00pm

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW (Severe Weather Bulletin No. 16)

Typhoon "HENRY" has slowed down as it continues to move farther away from the country.

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ShelterBox responds to Typhoon Rammasun

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The typhoon season in the Philippines returned with a vengeance on 16 July when Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) swept through the north of the country leaving 94 people dead, more than 300 injured, and tens of thousands homeless.

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Philippines: Typhoon Glenda: Damaged Houses as of 22 July 2014

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Damage of downpour in NE China worsening

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Xinhua

BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- The number of people affected by heavy rain in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province has sharply increased from 98,000 on Monday to 366,000 on Tuesday, said the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

The death toll reached three and more than 8,800 people have been evacuated, according to the daily report posted on the ministry website.

Mudslides, thunderstorms and hail led to the collapse of about 600 houses and damage to more than 2,200, according to the report.

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Typhoon Matmo batters Taiwan, nine hurt

07/23/2014 04:31 GMT

TAIPEI, July 23, 2014 (AFP) - Typhoon Matmo pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and downpours Wednesday, leaving nine people injured, shuttering financial markets, and interrupting rail and air transportation.

Matmo, packing gusts of up to 173 kilometres (107 miles) per hour, slammed into the east overnight, becoming the first tropical storm to make landfall on the island this year, the Central Weather Bureau said.

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China: Typhoon Rammasun - Information Bulletin no. 1

The strongest typhoon in four decades to hit mainland China brought landfalls in four provinces: Hainan, Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan, damaging 468,500 hectares of crops.

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22 July 2014: China - Tropical cyclone MATMO

• On 22 July, 6.00 UTC, Typhoon MATMO had max. sust. winds of 158 km/h and its centre was located over the Philippine Sea, approx. 150 km north-east of Itbayat island (Batanes, Philippines) and 180 km south-east of Taitung (Taiwan).

• In the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west, making landfall in the area between Taitung and Hualien (eastern Taiwan) on 22 July afternoon (UTC), then cross Taiwan, slightly weakening, and reach the coast of the Chinese province of Fujian, near Fuzhou, in the morning of 23 July (UTC).

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Vietnam says extreme weather linked to typhoon kills 27

07/22/2014 07:13 GMT

HANOI, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - Extreme weather caused by Typhoon Rammasun has killed 27 people in Vietnam, with the storm unleashing flash floods, landslides and lightning strikes, authorities said Tuesday.

Heavy rain flooded 7,200 houses and 4,200 hectares (10,300 acres) of cropland, with the north of the country worst hit, the national flood and storm control committee said.

The cost of the damage was estimated at around $6 million.

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China storm death toll rises to 46, as Typhoon Matmo nears

07/22/2014 11:52 GMT

BEIJING, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - The death toll from the strongest storm to hit China for decades has reached 46 with another 25 missing, authorities said Tuesday, as another typhoon approaches the country's eastern coastline.

Typhoon Rammasun has left 19 people dead in south China's island province of Hainan, 18 in southwestern Yunnan and nine in neighbouring Guangxi, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a statement on its website.

Over 620,000 people have been relocated and some 252,000 are in need of "emergency aid", the statement said.

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Typhoon Matmo to land in China coast

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Xinhua

BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Matmo will make a landfall in the eastern Chinese mainland on Wednesday after sweeping across Taiwan on Tuesday night, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) forecast.

Typhoon Matmo, the 10th typhoon to affect China this year, is moving northwest at a speed of 20 to 25 kilometers per hour and will strengthen to level 14 to 16 when it hits Taiwan with winds of up to 52 meters per second.

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Capturing Asia’s aid response lessons

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IRIN

BANGKOK, 22 July 2014 (IRIN) - Governments, academics, humanitarians, military leaders, and activists from across the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Tokyo tomorrow to glean expertise on responses to humanitarian crises across the region in the lead-up to the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.

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