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31 Mar 2017 description

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration 3 Nock-Ten (Nina) (PAGASA), the Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produce heavy rains, flooding of large areas and also strong winds which result in heavy casualties to human life and destruction to crops and properties. On average, the country is frequented by 20 tropical cyclones annually, almost half of which made landfall.

19 Nov 2016 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected potentially damaged buildings in Enrile town and surroundings, Cagayan Province, Philippines. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Pleiades satellite image acquired on the 25 October 2016 as a post-image. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis identified 661 potentially damaged structures within the map extent of which 591 were identified inside the town of Enrile. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

19 Nov 2016 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected potentially damaged buildings in Alibago village, Enrile Municipality, Cagayan Province, Phillippines. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Pleiades satellite image acquired on the 25 October 2016 as a post-image. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis identified 303 potentially damaged structures inside the village of Alibago. The depiction and use of village locations acquired from OSM, are not warranted to be error-free nor do they imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.

20 Oct 2016 description
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acquired October 18, 2016
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acquired October 14 - 17, 2016

Within the span of a week, powerful back-to-back typhoons pummeled the Philippines in October. First, Typhoon Sarika made landfall over Luzon on October 15, 2016. Then Typhoon Haima hit the island four days later.

20 Oct 2016 description

SITUATION

  • HAIMA is moving over the Philippine Sea, significantly strengthening and becoming a very intense Typhoon, heading towards north-eastern Luzon. On 19 October at 06.00 UTC it had max. sustained winds of 250 km/h and its centre was about 230 km southeast-east of Isabela province.

16 Oct 2016 description

Another Tropical Cyclone (TC) is developing in the Pacific Ocean, namely Tropical Cyclone Haima. It moves West Northwest heading to the northern part of the Philippines and slightly above the track of Tropical Cyclone Sarika with wind speed peaking up to 259 kph. It is stronger than the Tropical Cyclone Sarika. Flash flood, landslide and strong wind may occur in the areas within the projected path.

15 Oct 2016 description

SITUATION

• Tropical Cyclone SARIKA (named KAREN in the Philippines) is strengthening, heading towards eastern Luzon. On 14 October at 06.00 UTC it had max. sustained winds of 83 km/h (Tropical Storm) and its centre was about 230 km east of Catanduanes.

14 Oct 2016 description

1) BERMUDA - TC NICOLE

  • TC NICOLE continued moving north-east over the north-western Atlantic Ocean, strengthening. On 13 October at 9.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 165 km south-west of Bermuda island and had max. sustained wind speed of 213 km/h ( Category 4 Hurricane).

13 Oct 2016 description
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PDC is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Sarika as it approaches the Philippines. According to JTWC on 13OCT16 2100UTC, Sarika was located approximately 426 NM East of Manila, Philippines, and has tracked west-northwestward at 5 knots over the past six hours. The latest warning reports max sustained winds of 35 KT, gusts reaching 45 KT. Maximum significant wave height is 18 feet.