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19 Sep 2018 description
  • Tropical Cyclone MANGKHUT, after making landfall in Baggao (Cagayan Province, northern Luzon, Philippines) on 15 September, dissipated inland over southern China on 17 September.
  • As of 19 September at 6.00 UTC the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported 8 deaths, 21 people injured, 148 480 people still evacuated (of which 61 271 people inside 471 evacuation centres), 1 096 799 people affected in 468 municipalities across 31 provinces (throughout seven Regions: NCR, Region I, Region II, Region III, Calabarzon, Mimaropa and CAR) and 6 479 …
19 Sep 2018 description
report Voice of America

By Ralph Jennings

MANILA/GUANGZHOU, CHINA —

The most powerful tropical storm of the year to date left a swathe of possibly long-term damage after killing more than 60 people in the Philippines and another four in China before weakening on Monday.

In the Philippines, rescuers had found 11 bodies and are digging for dozens more in what the domestic media outlet Inquirer.net called a “massive mound of mud and debris” covering a chapel where the people had taken shelter Saturday as Typhoon Mangkhut blasted the northern end of Luzon Island.

16 Sep 2018 description

The National Meteorological Center issued red warning of typhoon at 6:00 p.m. on September 15. This year’s 22th typhoon Mangkhut, (super typhoon scale), was centered around over 760 km of northeastern South China Sea (48m/s). The minimum air pressure registered 945 hPa.

It is forecast to move west by north direction at the speed of 30 km/h and is predicted to make landfall around afternoon to the night of September 16.

15 Sep 2018 description
report Xinhua

2018-09-14 23:38:56 | Editor: yan

GUANGZHOU, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- As the southern Chinese province of Guangdong braces for super typhoon Mangkhut, the region has called over 6,000 boats back to harbor, evacuated over 3,000 offshore platform workers, and shut down all construction sites.

Mangkhut is expected to land in an area between western Guangdong and eastern Hainan on Sunday night, packing strong gales and bringing tremendous downpours, the local weather bureau said.

14 Sep 2018 description

At 6:00 p.m. today, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) upgraded the emergency response to typhoon Mangkhut to the level two. It is required that the relevant meteorological sectors attached to CMA enter the emergency position immediately and put corresponding meteorological services in place. The potential affected areas such as Guangdong, Hainan and Guangxi are expected to sustain or adjust the emergency state according to local realities.

14 Sep 2018 description

The National Meteorological Center issued blue warning of typhoon at 6:00 a.m. on September 13. This year’s 23th typhoon Barijat made landfall along coast of Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province at 8:30 a.m. on September 13 as severe tropical storm. At 10:00 a.m., it has been reduced into the tropical storm level. It will continue to move towards west at the speed of 20 kilometers per hour, then across Leizhou Peninsula and enter into northern sea areas of Beibu Gulf.

12 Sep 2018 description

After a quiet start, the Atlantic hurricane season has become very active. Of three named tropical systems, Hurricane Florence is by far the most dangerous. The strongest storm globally is Typhoon Mangkhut in the western North Pacific.

12 Sep 2018 description

Tropical cyclone BARIJAT (NENENG in the Philippines) continued west over the South China Sea towards the coastal area of southern Guangdong Province and Hainan Island (China), as a tropical storm. On 12 September at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approximately 210 km south-east of Hong Kong (China) and 525 km east-south-east of Zhanjiang City (Leizhou Peninsula, southern Guangdong Province, China), with maximum sustained winds of 74 km/h. Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue west over the South China Sea as a tropical storm.

12 Sep 2018 description

Tropical cyclone MANGKHUT continued west over the Philippine Sea. On 12 September at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approximately 1 620 km south-east of Babuyan Island (northern Philippines), with maximum sustained winds of 259 km/h. Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to move north-west and may approach northern Luzon and the Babuyan Islands (Philippines) on 14 September as an intense typhoon. MANGKHUT may later reach southern Guangdong Province, Hong Kong and Macau (China) on 16 September, as a typhoon.

09 Sep 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: ZX

BEIJING, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- China's central government has distributed funds totaling 155 million yuan (about 22.7 million U.S. dollars) to areas hit by floods or mudslides to help local disaster relief efforts, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.

The funds were allocated for Guangdong and Yunnan provinces, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, the ministry said.