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Affected countries: Thailand
Continuous heavy rains caused widespread flooding across 11 provinces in southern Thailand. As of 9 January, over 330,300 households were affected and authorities reported 21 deaths. The Government upgraded the disaster management response level to 3 (large scale disaster) and established disaster…
In Viet Nam, the worst drought the country has seen in 90 years has been attributed to the El Niño weather event, with 52 out of 63 provinces having been affected by drought. Coupled with the drought's impacts, saltwater intrusion has extended up to 90 km inland in some coastal areas, leaving…
Affected countries: Malaysia, Thailand
Heavy seasonal rains and strong winds have affected most parts of Malaysia since mid-December 2014 and are expected to continue until early January 2015. The rains caused severe flooding in the East Coast – Terengganu, Pahang, and Kelantan states. In addition to the three most affected states,…
Affected countries: China, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam
Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) made landfall over Lapu-Lapu in Albay province in the eastern Philippines in the late afternoon of 15 Jul 2014. It crossed the Northern Capital Region area the following morning, impacting the Metro Manila area with strong winds and heavy rain, causing…
Affected countries: Thailand
From July 2013, Thailand faced sporadic flooding, mainly in the north and north-eastern provinces. In late September, seasonal rainfall was further exacerbated by the combined impact of several tropical storms resulting in climatic depressions over Thailand that led to heavy rainfall in many…
After making landfall as Category 1 Typhoon on 30 Sep 2013 on the central provinces of Viet Nam, Wutip passed over Laos on 1 Oct and then moved to Thailand, where it weakened from a typhoon to a tropical depression, bringing heavy rain to the northern regions of the country. The most affected…
Affected countries: Thailand
Floods have killed 37 people in north and north-eastern Thailand, and some 1.5 million people are affected. Thirteen provinces still remain under water even after tropical storm Nock Ten. (AlertNet, 22 Aug 2011) Weeks of torrential rains poured, prompting rivers to swell before eventually…
Tropical storm "Juaning"(International name: Nock-ten) makes landfall in Aurora province, Philippines on July 27. Death toll climbs to 20, and affects over 600,000. (NDRRMC Sitrep No.5) Useful Links NDRRMC Situational Report on Tropical Storm "JUANING" NDRRMC Severe Weather…
Heavy downpours brought on by tropical storm Haima, which landed on the coast of south China's Guangdong Province on 23 Jun 2012, affected some 5,100 people and forced the evacuation of 800 (Xinhua, 24 June 2011). Typhoon Haima made landfall in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) on 24-26…
Affected countries: Thailand
In March 2011, an active low pressure cell caused intense rainfall over the Southern Region of Thailand, resulting in unprecedented flash floods in Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Patthalung, Narathiwat, Yala, Trang, Phang Nga, Krabi and Satun. Landslides and mudslides were…
Affected countries: Thailand, Viet Nam
Tropical Storm Mindulle evolved rapidly from a tropical depression in the East Sea of Viet Nam early in the morning of 23 August 2010. On 24 August, the storm made landfall in Viet Nam’s South‐Northern and North‐Central provinces, prompting the evacuation of more than 30,287 people. The most…
Affected countries: Thailand
In August 2010, unusually heavy monsoon rain caused flooding across 30 of Thailand’s provinces, first in the north and later expanding across the southern regions throughout October (IFRC, 6 Feb 2011). Thailand's biggest province, Nakhon Ratchasima, was worst-hit, with three deaths, thousands…
Affected countries: China, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam
Typhoon Conson (locally known as Basyang), struck on 13 Jul 2010, sweeping across Luzon (northern island of the Philippines), leaving some 100 people dead and affecting close to 115,000 families in 12 provinces. (IFRC, 27 Dec 2010) The typhoon weakened into a tropical storm as it moved out of the…
Affected countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba (The Netherlands), Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Channel Islands, Chile, China, China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), China - Macau (Special Administrative Region), China - Taiwan Province, Colombia, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana (France), French Polynesia (France), Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe (France), Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man (The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique (France), Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles (The Netherlands), New Caledonia (France), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, occupied Palestinian territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Qatar, Republic of Korea, Réunion (France), Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, World, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Since its emergence in April 2009, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus affected all parts of the world, causing the first influenza pandemic since 1968. Following the observation that 1 or 2 epidemic periods had occurred in most countries and in most WHO Regions, WHO declared on 10 Aug 2010 that…