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23 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

La Habana, 22 sep (ACN) Procedente de China llegó a la capital cubana hoy un avión con 86 toneladas de materiales de asistencia, para el proceso de recuperación del país tras el paso del huracán Irma.

15 Sep 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DOKSURI continued moving west over the South China Sea passing south of Hainan province (China), towards Vietnam. On 14 September at 18.00 UTC, it had max. sustained winds speed of 167 km/h and its centre was located approx. 240 km south-east of the coast of Quang Binh province (North Central Coast, Vietnam).

14 Sep 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone TALIM (named LANNIE in the Philippines) continued moving north-west over the East China Sea, strengthening. On 14 September 0.00 UTC its centre was located 750 km southwest of Kyushu island (Japan) and it had max. sustained winds speed of 213 km/h.

14 Sep 2017 description
report Xinhua

FUZHOU/HANGZHOU, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- More than 200,000 people have been evacuated from Fujian and Zhejiang provinces as of Wednesday as Talim, the region's 18th typhoon this year, moves rapidly towards China's southeast coast.

The provincial meteorological department of Fujian forecast that Talim would intensify into a super typhoon with a speed of 180 to 200 km per hour within the next two days.

14 Sep 2017 description
report Xinhua

HAIKOU, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- South China's Hainan Province has activated an emergency response for approaching Typhoon Doksuri, which is set to skirt pass the province or land on coastal areas between Thursday night and Friday Morning.

Shipping services on the Qiongzhou Strait connecting China's Hainan and Guangdong provinces were suspended Thursday morning. High-speed trains in Hainan will be suspended starting Thursday noon.

As of 8 p.m. Wednesday, more than 65,000 people at sea moved on shore, with over 24,000 fishing boats moored.

14 Sep 2017 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Situation Update

On 23 August 2017, Typhoon Hato swept through southern China, bringing high winds and heavy rainfall to Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong, Guangxi, etc. Authorities in Macau reported that the typhoon killed 10 people and injured 244. In Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, the typhoon caused 11 deaths. One person was reported missing and 741,000 people were affected in total. More than 6,600 houses collapsed, with an economic loss of over RMB 12 billion.

Hong Kong Red Cross Actions

13 Sep 2017 description

JTWC Summary: TROPICAL STORM 21W (DOKSURI), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 295 NM EAST OF DA NANG, VIETNAM, HAS TRACKED WESTWARD AT 11 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 131800Z IS 16 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 140300Z, 140900Z, 141500Z AND 142100Z.

13 Sep 2017 description

Natural disasters over the first semester of 2017

During the first semester of 2017, EM-DAT preliminary data shows that 149 disasters occurred in 73 countries. The impact of which resulted in 3,162 deaths, affected more than 80 million people and caused more than US$32.4 billion (A).

The major disasters were floods and landslides occurring in Asia, South America and Africa (B).

13 Sep 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone TALIM continued moving over the northwestern Pacific Ocean, strengthening. On 13 September 0.00 UTC it was located 90 km of Miyako-Jima island (Japan) and it had maximum sustained wind speed of 139 km/h.

  • Over the next 24 hours, it could start moving over the East China Sea, strengthening as a typhoon. Its centre could pass approximately 300 km north-east of Taiwan and off the coast of Zhejiang (China) on 14-15 September, before reaching south-western Japan on 16-17 September. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect these areas.

13 Sep 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DOKSURI continued moving west over Luzon as a tropical depression. It reached the South China Sea and continued moving west, strengthening. On 13 September at 0.00 UTC it was located 800 km from Hainan (China).

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to strengthen and pass south of Hainan province. It may reach central-northern Vietnam as a typhoon.

  • According to local media, as of 13 September at 6.30 UTC, the death toll in the Philippines has now reached four people. In addition, six people have gone missing.

05 Sep 2017 description
report Xinhua

GUANGZHOU, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 70,000 people have been evacuated after Mawar, the 16th typhoon this year, made landfall in Guangdong Province on Sunday night.

At least four cities, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Dongguan and Shenzhen, activated red alerts for heavy rainfall, the highest warning level, on Monday.

Zhuhai flood control headquarters ordered all schools to be closed as heavy rain continues to batter the city.

Typhoon Mawar made landfall in the city of Lufeng in Guangdong on Sunday night, bringing heavy downpours to the area.

04 Sep 2017 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- China's national weather observatory issued a yellow alert for rainstorms on Monday as heavy rain is expected in most of southern China over the next 24 hours.

From Monday to Tuesday, torrential rain is expected in parts of Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou, Yunnan, and Sichuan provinces as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Tibet Autonomous Region, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

Some regions will receive up to 200 millimeters of precipitation, the NMC said.

04 Sep 2017 description
report Xinhua

GUANGZHOU, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Mawar, the 16th typhoon this year, landed around 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Lufeng under Shanwei city in south China's Guangdong Province, bringing gales of 20 meters per second at its eye, according to local meteorological authorities.

Heavy rain battered the landing areas. Local government said about 2,200 fishing boats had returned to the harbor while more than 15,000 people were relocated to safe places.

03 Sep 2017 description

The National Meteorological Center issued yellow warning of typhoon at 10:00 a.m. on September 1. This year’s 16th typhoon Mawar is expected to make landfall on eastern Guangdong coast September 3. For this reason, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) activated a level three emergency response to Typhoon Mawar at 11:30 a.m. today. It is required that the relevant meteorological sectors attached to CMA enter the emergency position immediately and put corresponding meteorological services in place.

28 Aug 2017 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Mengjie

GUANGZHOU, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Pakhar, the 14th typhoon of the year, landed in south China's Guangdong Province Sunday morning, days after Typhoon Hato made landfall in the province.

Pakhar landed in the coastal areas of the city of Taishan around 9 a.m. and weakened into a severe tropical storm from 10 a.m., according to Guangdong meteorological authorities.

The provincial flood control headquarters said the cities of Shenzhen, Huizhou, Shanwei, Zhuhai, Zhongshan and Jiangmen had seen rainstorms.

27 Aug 2017 description
report Xinhua

Editor: An

KUNMING, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Geological disasters triggered by Typhoon Hato have left three people dead and 13 others missing in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said Saturday.

As of 10 a.m. Saturday, floods, landslides and mudslides had affected more than 410,000 people in 64 counties, forcing evacuation of nearly 8,400 people and causing the homes of 85 households to collapse, according to the provincial civil affairs department.