The Meteorological Department warned Monday that tropical storm Sonca will trigger torrential rain in most parts of Thailand Tuesday and Wednesday, while the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) warned 43 provinces in upper Thailand to brace for the impact of the storm.
Centred in the South China Sea close to Vietnam Monday, Sonca was expected to taper into a tropical depression and then a low pressure cell as it moves past neighbouring Laos into Thailand's North and the Northeast, said the department.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
• Tropical Cyclone SONCA is moving west-northwest over the South China Sea, toward central-northern Vietnam, as a Tropical Storm. On 24 July at 6.00 (UTC) its center was located 200 km south-east of Sanya city (Hainan, China) and it had maximum sustained winds of approx. 74 km/h.
1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels except; River Chenab at Marala, Khanki & Qadirabad at Low to Medium and River Indus at Tarbela, Kalabagh, Chashma & Guddu, River Jhelum at Mangla and River Kabul at Nowshera which are at Low Level. Medium Flood with Sharp Peak of High Flood is expected in River Chenab at Marala. Low to Medium level flows are expected in the Nullahs of Rivers Ravi & Chenab. Details at Annex A.
9,437 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda between the 5 th and 18th of July at an average daily rate of 674. The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now stands at 990,761 and is expected to reach one million within the next few weeks if current arrival rate continues.
90 865 cases
Sri Lanka’s current dengue outbreak is having an adverse impact on public health. Since January until 17th July 2017, the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine has reported 90 865 dengue cases and 269 deaths.
The present report is submitted pursuant to Economic and Social Council resolution 2016/28 and highlights the main findings of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti following its visits to Washington, D.C., in March 2017, during which members met with the international financial institutions and regional actors, and to Haiti, in May 2017, during which members interacted with a number of senior government and legislative officials, representatives of the United Nations system and private sector and civil society actors.
SITUATION IN INDIA
The floods situation in Gujarat, Odisha, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram are back to normal whereas floods situation in Assam has gradually improved, the numbers of affected districts has drop to nine on 23rd July, 2017.
Meanwhile, two people died as incessant rainfall caused flood-like situation in Birbhum, West Mindapore and East Midnapore districts of West Bengal on Sunday.
During June, 11,228 cases of AWD/cholera were reported from 45 districts in 15 regions, a decrease from 13,656 cases reported in May. Across these same geographical areas, deaths have decreased from 77 in May to 68 deaths in June. Cumulative cases of cholera since January 2017 in these 45 districts are now recorded as 56,628.
Kuala Lumpur / Colombo / Geneva, 24 July 2017 — As the number of dengue cases tops 100,000 in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are rapidly scaling up emergency assistance to help contain the country’s worst-ever outbreak of the mosquito-borne viral disease.
Affected People: 160,210 (est.)
Displaced People: 1,300 (est.)
- High rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in the northeast provinces. The flood has inundated 9,940 houses in Ayutthaya and 1,000 rai (160 ha) of farmland in Nakhon Phanom Province.
Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels except; River Indus at Tarbela, Kalabagh, Chashma & Guddu and River Kabul at Nowshera which are at Low Level. Details at Annex A.
Caritas India has deployed its staff to help and support flood-hit communities of Lakhimpur, Assam after flood water left thousands without home, food and clean drinking water.
BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- China's national observatory on Sunday renewed a blue alert for typhoon Sonca, which is expected to hit south China's Hainan Province or the Beibu Gulf.
At 6 p.m. Sunday, the eye of Sonca was above the South China Sea some 235 km to the southeast of Sanya City, Hainan, packing winds of up to 18 meters per second, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said in a statement.
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng ordered relevant agencies to conscientiously maintain the dyke system and supervise flood developments in the Hồng (Red) River basin multi-reservoir operation.
The direction was made at a meeting held by the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disasters Prevention and Control yesterday morning.
Dũng asked authorised agencies to consider opening the second floodgate in Sơn La Reservoir in the coming days if the situation calls for.