TROPICAL STORM 09W (CHAN-HOM), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 145 NM EASTSOUTHEAST OF ROTA, HAS TRACKED NORTHWESTWARD AT 11 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 040600Z IS 18 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 041500Z, 042100Z, 050300Z AND 050900Z.
• CHAN-HOM formed over the north-western Pacific Ocean, in the Federated States of Micronesia (F.S.M.), on 30 June. Initially, it moved through Pohnpei State, F.S.M., strengthening into a Tropical Storm.
• On 2 July, at 13.00 UTC, the Tropical Cyclone’s centre was located over open waters, approximately 600km south-east of Guam. It was a Tropical Storm, with maximum sustained wind speed of 102km/h.
Majuro, Marshall Islands | AFP | Saturday 7/4/2015 - 02:39 GMT
Residents in the Marshall Islands capital Majuro attempted a clean up Saturday after a powerful storm damaged houses and smashed boats while another unseasonal typhoon brewed nearby.
Majuro Atoll's normally calm lagoon was turned into a cauldron of high waves on Friday, ripping fishing vessels and yachts from their moorings and smashing them on to reefs.
High winds tore roofs from houses, knocked down trees and caused a power outage affecting half the city which is home to about 25,000 people.
TROPICAL STORM 09W (CHAN-HOM), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 259 NM EASTSOUTHEAST OF ANDERSEN AFB, GUAM HAS TRACKED NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD AT 04 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 031800Z IS 18 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 040300Z, 040900Z, 041500Z AND 042100Z.
Barangay Pawa, Philippines 2 July 2015— Rising from the wreckage of Super Typhoon Haiyan, 660 families finally completed the building of their houses and 54 community infrastructure projects in 28 communities in Capiz and Iloilo as the Post-Yolanda Support for Safer Homes and Settlements project implemented by UN-Habitat came to a close last month.
Oxfam is monitoring Tropical Storm Raquel, which has the potential to see a repeat of the type of flash flooding in the Solomon Islands that caused extensive damage to Honiara last year.
Oxfam's Country Director in the Solomon Islands Abimibola Akinyemi said forecasts showed the storm was expected to travel South-South-West from Isabel province, towards Western Province. Tropical cyclone warnings are current for all Solomon Islands Provinces.
Cyclone Raquel is weakening but forecasters are warning flash floods and landslides are still likely for Solomon Islands.
Read more on Radio New Zealand International.
By Becky Webb, IFRC
Concerns are mounting as tropical cyclone Raquel continues to bear down on the Solomon Islands, with coastal communities already facing heavy rains and gale force winds. An official tropical cyclone watch was announced by the countries’ Meteorological Service at 7.30 am on 1 July and communities are now being warned of the potential for thunderstorms, sea swells and coastal flooding.
Carlo Lorenzo J. Datu
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 1 (PIA) -- The Army 7th Infantry Division and 703rd Brigade, through the help of civil society organizations, were able to complete the construction of a single classroom building in barangay Ariendo in Bongabon, Nueva Ecija.
The village was among the severely battered during the onslaught of twin typhoons “Winnie” and “Yoyong” in 2004 where it was isolated for days.
CONSUELO B. ALARCON
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, July 1 (PIA) –As part of the government’s intervention to help ease up the burden of Yolanda survivors' lack of shelters, the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Office 8 and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Acquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) inaugurated Monday the “Do it Yourself” (DIY) Bamboo Shelter at DOST grounds, Government Center, Palo, Leyte.
Five months to go before the second year commemoration of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and its partners continue to provide recovery assistance to Yolanda affected communities and individuals. The Red Cross Movement’s overall response to Yolanda has been collective and massive in terms of the number of areas covered, the variety of services provided, and the amount of assistance given to families and individuals.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced a $26 million package, aimed at helping the tourism sector in Vanuatu recover following Cyclone Pam.
“Tourism accounts for 20 per cent of the Vanuatu economy and employs 26 per cent of the labour force. Getting the tourism sector back up a running is vital to Vanuatu’s long-term recovery from Cyclone Pam,” Mr McCully says.
More than 140 delegates from across the Pacific are gathering in Auckland this week to discuss the future of humanitarian action in the region.
Read more on the OCHA website.
5,381 children have been issued with a new birth certificate
70 service providers from churches in Port Vila participated in two Child Protection in Emergency trainings
141 children and youths participated in psychological support sessions on Pentecost
An additional 1,426 children aged between 6 and 59 months have received micronutrient powder in Malempa, Shefa and Tafea Provinces, bringing the total to 1,767
Two WASH ‘lessons learned’ workshops completed
In March 2015 Vanuatu was struck by one of the worst disasters ever experienced in the Pacific.
Winds gusting up to 320 km per hour destroyed homes, infrastructure, crops and livestock and left more than half the population in need of emergency assistance.
Press Release #1506-03 Palikir, Pohnpei – FSM Information Services June 25, 2015
Palikir, Pohnpei (Department of Foreign Affairs): On June 23, 2015, Mr. Marciano De Borja, Consul General of the Republic of the Philippines in Guam and also accredited to the FSM on consular matters, paid a courtesy call on the Vice President, T.H. Yosiwo P. George. The purpose of the call was to hand-over a check of $50,000 US Dollars as a monetary assistance from the Government of the Philippines towards the typhoon Maysak recovery efforts in Chuuk and Yap.
Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is reviewing its disaster response in the wake of the three typhoons which hit the country between April and May this year.
The review, which involves representatives from the four states of FSM and partners, including the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the European Union, is part of the Second FSM Disaster Risk Management Platform being held in Yap State between 8 and 12 June, 2015.
HA NOI (VNS) – Seven people were killed and four were missing following floods triggered by Typhoon Kujira in Thuan Chau and Yen Chau Districts in the northern mountainous Son La Province.
The typhoon is the first tropical storm to hit the East Sea this year,
One person suffered storm-related injuries in the northern Hai Phong City.
The National Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control released the updated information this morning.
The storm also damaged 23 local houses and destroyed more than 80ha of crops in Son La Province.