New Caledonia (France)
The following syndromes were flagged this week:
• Acute Fever and Rash – Vanuatu, Federated State of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Northern Mariana Island
• Dengue Like Illness – Vanuatu
• Prolonged Fever – French Polynesia
- Tropical Cyclone LINDA formed over Coral Sea (south of Solomon Island) on 12 March and started moving south, strengthening. On 13 March at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 500 km north-west of Panan city (Pott island, New Caledonia) and it had maximum sustained winds of 74 km/h (Tropical Storm).
- Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to move south-west between the eastern coast of Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia, slightly strengthening.
New Caledonia's eastern islands appear to have been spared the worst of Cyclone Hola.
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SITUATION OVERVIEW as of 9 Mar
1 fatality (south Pentecost Island, Vanuatu)
2 people injured (south Pentecost Island, Vanuatu)
Damaged buildings (Malampa - Penama provinces, Vanuatu)
Tropical Cyclone HOLA continued moving over water between Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to move south-southeast and could pass near/over Loyalty Islands on 9-10 March. It is then forecast to move toward the North Island of New Zealand. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may continue to affect southern Vanuatu and New Caledonia, especially the Loyalty islands, on 9-11 March, as well as New Zealand's North Island on 12-13 March.
L’alerte cyclonique de niveau 2 est déclenchée sur les communes d’Ouvéa et de Lifou ce jour, le vendredi 09 mars 2018 à 14h00 et sur la commune de Maré ce jour, le vendredi 09 mars 2018 à 17h00.La préalerte cyclonique est maintenue sur le reste de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Selon la prévision de trajectoire fournie par les services de Météo-France Nouvelle-Calédonie, il n’est pas envisagé à cette heure de déclencher l’alerte cyclonique de niveau 1 sur les autres communes de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.
Nouméa, le 09 mars à 07h00
- Tropical Cyclone HOLA moved over Malampa province (Vanuatu) on 7 March morning UTC. On 8 March at 0.00 UTC it was located approximately 300 km west of Port Vila (Shefa island, Vanuatu) with maximum sustained winds of 163 km/h.
- Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to move towards Loyalty Islands, strengthening. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect southern Vanuatu and New Caledonia, especially Loyalty islands, over 8-10 March.
Type of Event: Ocean Storm - Cyclone Location of Event: New Caledonia Date of Charter Activation: 2018-03-08 Time of Charter Activation: 17:20 Time zone of Charter Activation: UTC+11:00 Charter Requestor: Direction de la Sécurité civile et de la gestion des risques Activation ID: 568 Project Management: Government of New Caledonia
Description of the event
New Caledonia's weather centre has pre-warned the public as Tropical Cyclone Hola draws closer to the Pacific archipelago.
The following syndromes were flagged this week:
• Acute Fever and Rash – Northern Mariana Is, Tokelau, Vanuatu
• Dengue-Like Illness – Palau, FSM
• Prolonged Fever - FSM
• As of March 1st , 2018 there have been 69 confirmed cases of Dengue in Tonga via Dengue duo Rapid diagnostic kit from 212 samples tested. Dengue serotype-2 has been identified responsible for the outbreak. Source- Tonga MOH
A new Tropical Cyclone formed over the South-West Pacific Ocean on 6 March. It moved west and passed over Ambrym island (Malampa province, Vanuatu) on 6 March evening UTC with maximum sustained winds of 80-90 km/h.
It is forecast to pass over Malakula island on 7 March morning UTC and to start turning toward southeast on 8 March, strengthening. Its centre is forecast to pass near/over Loyalty Island (New Caledonia) on 9-10 March. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect most of Vanuatu islands and New Caledonia over 7-10 March.
Semaine 08 du 19/02/18 au 25/02/18 : En cours
Pas de cas.
Semaine 07 du 12/02/18 au 18/02/18 :
2 cas confirmé (ICT +)
421 patients investigués biologiquement par le laboratoire de l’ADSWF depuis le 1/1/2017.
55 cas confirmés ou probables au total sur la période 2017/2018.
10 Cas importés
8 de Nouvelle-Calédonie :
Entre le 13/02/17 et le 27/11/17 :
La dengue, le chikungunya et le zika constituent les principales arboviroses qui circulent sur le territoire. Les arboviroses sont des maladies à déclaration obligatoire (MDO) en Nouvelle-Calédonie. Dans le cadre de ses missions, la DASS mène des programmes d’action spécifiques visant notamment à surveiller ces maladies, à déclencher des alertes en cas d’épidémie, à sensibiliser la population, etc.
EPIDEMIE DE DENGUE EN COURS
Ce jeudi 22 février, la Calédonie est entrée en situation d’épidémie de dengue. De sérotype 2, le virus en circulation cette année ne s’était pas manifesté chez nous depuis une vingtaine d’années.
The Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) is a network of humanitarian organizations that work together to assist the Pacific island countries prepare for and respond to disasters. During disasters, the PHT provides support to governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and communities in delivering a fast, effective and appropriate disaster response. Outside of disasters, the PHT works with the Pacific governments and partners to ensure that the necessary arrangements are in place to enable effective international support to nationally-led disaster response.
L’alerte cyclonique de niveau 2 est déclenchée sur la commune de l’Ile des Pins le 16 février 2018 à 17h00 et par conséquent toute activité professionnelle, scolaire ou commerciale devra être effective à compter de 15h00 le 16 février 2018. La préalerte cyclonique est maintenue sur le reste de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.
Nouméa, le 16 février 2018 à 11h30
Tropical Cyclone GITA continued moving south-southwest away from Fiji and Tonga. On 16 February at 0.00 UTC, it was located 230 km south-east of Mare island (New Caledonia) and had maximum sustained winds of 176 km/h.
GITA is forecast to weaken and pass approximately 100-150 km south of the islands of Koutoumo and Pins (New Caledonia) on 16 February morning UTC. It might then pass west of Norfolk Island on 18 February and could reach New Zealand on 20 February.
Tropical Cyclone GITA continued moving south-southwest away from Fiji and Tonga. On 15 February at 0.00 UTC, it was located 460 km south-east of Aneityum island (Vanuatu) and had maximum sustained winds of 194 km/h.
GITA is forecast to pass approximately 300-350 km south of Tafea group of Islands (Vanuatu) on 15 February and 200-230 km south of New Caledonia on 16 February. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect these areas. Local authorities in New Caledonia have issued a Tropical Cyclone pre-alert.