Natural Disasters and Other Events being monitored by the OCHA Regional Office for the Asia-Pacific 26 - 2 October, 2012
Thailand -10 provinces in central and eastern parts of the country are still being hit by floods. As of 2 Oct, More than 188,000 people have been affected.
Source: OCHA, GoT
Cambodia - Flash flooding in Banteay Meanchey has killed 13, forced 5,000 families to be evacuated and inundated 41,000 hectares of paddy fields.
India - Recent flooding in Assam state killed 18 and forced more than 2 million from their homes. This is the third wave of flooding to affect Assam state this year.
Myanmar - Fighting in Kachin state has forced some 10,000 people to flee their homes in the last month. UNHCR is concerned that more families may be trapped in conflict zones plagued by landmines and food shortages.
Bangladesh - On 23 September heavy rains caused flooding and displacement in the north and north-west parts of the country. Around 10.000 people have moved to temporary shelters opened by the Gov.
No external assistance is required for the time being, nevertheless OCHA and Humanitarian partners are closely monitoring the situation.
Japan - Tropical Storm Jelawat weakened to a tropical depression after causing floods and landslides in several areas in western and central parts of Japan. TS Jelawat has left 2 dead and 179 injured.
Tens of thousands of homes were without electricity.
Source: OCHA, Media
Japan - A 6.2 M earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu,
Japan on 1 Oct. No reports of damage or injuries have been received.
Source: USGS, Media
Vietnam - TS Gaemi is forecast to strike Vietnam at about 08:00 GMT on 6 Oct. Gaemi is expected to cause wind gusts of up to 101 km/h Heavy rain could cause flooding and landslides.
Japan - TS Maliksi is forecast to pass near Iwo To, Japan on Oct 3 and strengthen into a typhoon on its journey to the northeast.
Precipitation Forecast - Most of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines and Solomons are forecasted to receive less than average rainfall. Further into the Pacific Samoa, the Cook Is. and French Polynesia are also forecasted to receive less than average rainfall while Kiribati is forecast to receive greater than average rain.
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