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14 Sep 2019 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 29 August 2019, Tropical Storm (TS) Podul made landfall in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), bringing rainfall and winds until 3 September 2019, which has caused flooding in six provinces in the southern part of the country.

13 Sep 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

a. On 29 August (Thursday) and 02 September (Monday) 2019, the Lao PDR Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR reported potential affected areas in the central and southern part of Lao PDR due to the existence of a Low Pressure Area (LPA), Tropical Storm PODUL, and Tropical Depression KAJIKI. Subsequently, flooding was reported in six (6) provinces: Champasak, Saravan, Sekong, Savannakhet, Attapeu, and Khammouan (in descending order of most affected province).

13 Sep 2019 description
map UNOSAT

Satellite detected waters extents, as of 11 September 2019 over Khammouan and Savannakhet Province of Lao PDR

This map illustrates satellite-detected surface water in Khammouan and Savannakhet Province of Lao PDR as observed from Sentinel-1 imagery acquired on 11 September 2019. Within the analysed extent of about 8,300 km2, a total about 332 km2 of land appear to be flooded as of 11 September 2019. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

13 Sep 2019 description
report Direct Relief

By Amarica Rafanelli

In Southeast Asia, Tropical Storm Podul and Tropical Depression Kajiki collided to produce widespread flooding throughout the region, displacing roughly 100,000 people in the country of Laos. As shelters swell with evacuees, disease and infection are easily spread. In these close quarters, personal hygiene becomes more important than ever. That’s because, without basic supplies, like soap, it’s difficult for evacuees to maintain the habits that prevent primary health problems.

12 Sep 2019 description

Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian has displaced thousands of people in North-Western Bahamas since 1 September. Exact numbers are yet to be confirmed.

As of 11 September, over 5,500 people have been evacuated, and evacuations are still ongoing. Over 2,000 people remain in shelters and there are reports that on 10 September they were at full capacity. The number of confirmed fatalities remains at 45, although this figure is expected to rise.

12 Sep 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

a. On 29 August (Thursday) and 02 September (Monday) 2019, the Lao PDR Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR reported potential affected areas in the central and southern part of Lao PDR due to the existence of a Low Pressure Area (LPA), Tropical Storm PODUL, and Tropical Depression KAJIKI. Subsequently, flooding was reported in six (6) provinces: Champasak, Saravan, Sekong, Savannakhet, Attapeu, and Khammouan (in descending order of most affected province).

12 Sep 2019 description
  • After Tropical Storm PODUL and Tropical Depression KAJIKI's passage in recent weeks, flooding has affected Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
  • According to DG ECHO, as of 11 September, 10 deaths have been reported in Vietnam, around 2,000 displaced and approximately 12,150 buildings damaged. The same source reports 14 deaths, 1 missing, 102,000 displaced and 150,000 affected in Laos. In Thailand, 19 deaths have been reported, 158,000 are affected and more than 4,300 buildings damaged and in Cambodia, 7 died and approximately 6,900 families were displaced.
12 Sep 2019 description
report Radio Free Asia

At least 14 people have died and at least one is missing as floods ravage Laos’ six southern provinces, stretching government relief capacity, authorities and residents said Wednesday.

Tropical storm Podul and tropical depression Kajiki slammed into the area one after the other last week, dumping and estimated 40 centimeters of rain in parts of southern Laos.

Flooding has affected the lives of 572,000 people and caused considerable damage to buildings and farmland, according to estimates by the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance.

11 Sep 2019 description

Highlights

a. On 29 August (Thursday) and 02 September (Monday) 2019, the Lao PDR Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR reported potential affected areas in the central and southern part of Lao PDR due to the existence of a Low Pressure Area (LPA), Tropical Storm PODUL, and Tropical Depression KAJIKI. Subsequently, flooding was reported in six (6) provinces: Champasak, Saravan, Sekong, Savannakhet, Attapeu, and Khammouan (order is based on the most affected province).

11 Sep 2019 description

Floods caused by the passage of Tropical Cyclone PODUL and Tropical Depression KAJIKI have resulted in 14 fatalities and 1 missing person across Laos, as of 10 September.

The most affected areas are the southern Provinces of Attapeu, Champasak, Khammouan, Saravan, Savannakhet, and Sekong. Over 1 million people are affected (approximately 150,000 families) and 102,000 have been displaced.

10 Sep 2019 description

The situation

Since 29 August 2019, Tropical Storm (TS) Podul has crossed into Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), bringing rainfall and winds causing flash flooding affecting six provinces, namely: Attapeu, Chamapasak, Khamoun, Salawa, Savanhkhet and Sekong. As of publication of this bulletin, flood waters have not receded, and 37 districts, and 1,187 villages are affected.

10 Sep 2019 description

1. HIGHLIGHTS

a. On 29 August (Thursday) and 02 September (Monday) 2019, the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Ministry of Natural Resources, Lao PDR reported potential affected areas in the central and southern part of Lao PDR due to the existence of a Low Pressure Area (LPA), Tropical Storm PODUL, and Tropical Depression KAJIKI. Subsequently, flooding was reported in six (6) provinces: Attapeu, Champasak, Khammouan, Saravan, Savannakhet, and Sekong.

10 Sep 2019 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY:

Dry weather is continue to persist in the Southern ASEAN region particularly Kalimantan (Indonesia) which in alert level 3 for trans boundary haze advisory according to the ASEAN Speciliased Meteorological Centre (ASMC). On the other hand, heavy rainfall persisted in the northern part of the ASEAN region due to the combination of tropical cyclones and enhancement of the Southwest Monsoon.

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