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04 Aug 2010 description

By Necephor Mghendi and Lasse Norgaard, IFRC

The number of dengue cases is rising at an alarming rate in some countries across Asia as the rainy season intensifies. Health authorities have reported thousands of cases, including Sri Lanka with 22,000 patients seeking assistance and 29,000 in the Philippines, many in the province of Davao del Sur, which has declared a "state of emergency".

In Thailand figures have reached 40,000 - a five-year high - and Malaysia has reported 27,000 cases in the first seven months of the year.

There are concerns that numbers are likely to …

08 Jul 2010 description

JOHANNESBURG, 8 July 2010 (IRIN) - The La Niña phenomenon has officially arrived and disaster response teams around the world might need to brace themselves for heavier monsoons, bigger and more frequent hurricanes, and angrier cyclones.

"There is global consensus that we are at the beginning of a La Niña, but we cannot pronounce the intensity of the event yet - we have to wait for it to evolve," said Rupa Kumar Kolli, Chief of the World Climate Applications and Services Division at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

La Niña is characterised by unusually cold …

16 Dec 2009 description

This report covers the period of 1 July to 30 December 2009

In brief

Programme purpose: To coordinate and support International Federation (i.e.

14 Dec 2009 description

Heavy Rain Advisory (Yellow Stage) which was issued at 3.00pm, 12 Disember 2009 still valid. Intermittent occasionally heavy rain is expected to occur from time to time over Kelantan (Tumpat, Kota Bharu, Bachok and Pasir Puteh Districts), Terengganu (Besut, Setiu, Kuala Terengganu, Marang, Dungun and Kemaman Districts) and Pahang (Kuantan and Pekan Districts) from Wednesday night, 16 December 2009 until Saturday night, 19 December 2009.

This condition may cause floods in low-lying areas near the river banks.

01 Dec 2009 description

(i) HEAVY RAIN WARNING (ORANGE STAGE)

Heavy Rain Advisory (Yellow Stage) issued at 1.00 pm 26 November 2009 is upgraded to Heavy Rain Warning (Orange Stage) with intermittent rain occasionally heavy occurring over Terengganu (Marang and Dungun Districts) expected until Wednesday 2 December 2009.

This condition may cause floods in low-lying areas near the river banks.

(ii) HEAVY RAIN ADVISORY (YELLOW STAGE)

Heavy Rain Advisory (Yellow Stage) was updated at 1.00 pm, 01 December 2009.

25 Nov 2009 description

(i) TERMINATION OF HEAVY RAIN WARNING (RED STAGE)

Heavy Rain Warning (Red Stage) which was updated at 9.00 am on Tuesday 24 November 2009 for Kelantan and Terengganu is terminated on Wednesday, 25 November 2009 as the weather condition is improved.

25 Nov 2009 description

Tropical Depression and Heavy Rain (Red Stage) updated at 2.00 am 25 November 2009 is downgraded to Yellow Stage at 11.00 am 25 November 2009. Tropical depression located at 6.5 North, 107.2 East, 470 km northeast from coastal of Terengganu, with maximum wind speed up to 45 kmph.

This tropical depression is expected to move north-northeast direction slowly and it is expected to cause heavy rain, rough seas and high waves up to 4.5 metres over the waters of Kelantan and Terengganu until 28 November 2009.

24 Nov 2009 description

Kuala Lumpur_(dpa) _ More than 16,000 Malaysians have evacuated their homes as flood waters continued to rise following incessant rainfall in six states, news reports said Wednesday.

The onslaught of the annual year-end monsoon season, which typically lasts until early January, has forced 16,105 people to stay in 1,412 temporary evacuation centres until water levels subside, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Shahrizat Jalil.

The north-eastern state of Terengganu has been the worst hit so far, with almost 7,500 people displaced.

Other states badly affected by …

24 Nov 2009 description

Heavy Rainfall and Tropical Depression Warning (Red Category) updated at 9.00 am, 24 November 2009 where tropical depression located at 5.5 North, 106.8 East, approximately 400km east of Kuala Terengganu, with maximum wind speed up to 45 kmph. This tropical depression is expected to move northwards at 16 kmph.

With this tropical depression, heavy rain from time to time and strong winds gusting up to 65 kmph are expected over waters of Kelantan and Terengganu until 28 November 2009.

23 Nov 2009 description
report Xinhua

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Sabah, a state in East Malaysia, is confirmed to be the second state in the country to have recorded a cholera outbreak, a Malaysian official said on Monday.

There were 18 cases reported in the state, said Malaysian Deputy Health Minister Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin after launching the Second International Conference on Rural Medicine 2009 at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah's state capital.

While two states in Malaysia had reported cholera cases, Rosnah said the ones in Terengganu, an eastern state in peninsula Malaysia, were caused by …

23 Nov 2009 description

HEAVY RAIN WARNING (RED STAGE)

Red Stage Warning updated at 1.30 pm on 23 November 2009 with intermittent occasionally heavy rain occurring from time to time over Kelantan and Terengganu is expected to continue until Saturday, 28 November 2009.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING (ORANGE STAGE)

Orange Stage Warning updated at 1.30 pm on 23 November 2009 with intermittent occasionally heavy rain occurring from time to time over Pahang (Pekan and Kuantan Districts) is expected to continue until Saturday, 28 November 2009.

HEAVY RAIN ADVISORY (YELLOW STAGE)

Heavy Rain Advisory (Yellow Stage) …