Typhoon Lingling - Sep 2019Alert
Lingling formed on 2 September 2019 as a tropical depression and strengthened quickly into a tropical storm and then as a typhoon. According to GDACS, Typhoon Lingling, or typhoon 13 as it is named in DPRK, can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, heavy rain fall, potential storm surges, exposed population, and vulnerability. As the typhoon is currently forecasted to make landfall in south western DPRK, 5.3 million people are estimated to be exposed to the typhoon. (IFRC, 6 Sep 2019)
8 deaths have been reported following Tropical Cyclone LINGLING's passage over the Korean Peninsula on 6-7 September. In North Korea, national authorities report 5 fatalities and three injured people, while in South Korea three people died in the north-western area of the country, and 33 others have been injured. Strong winds and floods caused damage to at least 460 houses and 46,200 hectares of crops in North Korea. Damage to houses and public buildings occurred in South Korea as well, with 38 people evacuated in Gwangju (south-west South Korea) and 160,000 households experiencing power outage. Moderate rainfall will continue to affect western Korean Peninsula on 9-10 September. (ECHO, 9 Sep 2019)
Most read reports
- IFRC: Red Cross teams on high alert as Typhoon Lingling threatens five million in DPR Korea. 7 Sep 2019
- ECHO: Japan, South Korea, North Korea, China, Taiwan - Tropical Cyclone LINGLING (GDACS, JTWC, JMA, CMA, CWB, KMA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 06 September 2019). 6 Sep 2019
- IFRC: DPR Korea: Typhoon Lingling - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n° MDRKP014. 6 Sep 2019
- OCHA: Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (3 - 9 September 2019). 9 Sep 2019
- ECHO: North Korea, South Korea - Tropical Cyclone LINGLING update (GDACS, WMO, KMA, KCNA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 09 September 2019). 9 Sep 2019
On Thursday 12 September 2019, after heavy rainfall over the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, flash floods appeared in some parts of the country.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said Monday it will be giving 56,000 Swiss francs, or around $56,200 to North Korea as emergency relief in the aftermath of Typhoon Lingling.
On its official Twitter account on Monday, the IFRC’s Asia Pacific branch said teams of its workers were in North Korean villages assessing the damage done by Typhoon Lingling, which made landfall on the Korean Peninsula over the weekend and wreaked havoc in North Korea’s major food producing provinces before passing through the country early Monday morning.
- 8 deaths have been reported following Tropical Cyclone LINGLING's passage over the Korean Peninsula on 6-7 September.
- In North Korea, national authorities report 5 fatalities and three injured people, while in South Korea three people died in the north-western area of the country, and 33 others have been injured.
- Strong winds and floods caused damage to at least 460 houses and 46,200 hectares of crops in North Korea.
Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 6 September 2019 – As many as 5.3 million people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are potentially at risk as Typhoon Lingling works its way towards the country’s south west.
Mohamed Babiker, Head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Country Office in DPRK, said:
“We are concerned about the potentially serious impact that Typhoon Lingling could have when it makes landfall on Saturday. Last year, despite not even making landfall, typhoon Soulik displaced nearly 60,000 people.”
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
After passing over Miyako-jima island (south Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan), Tropical Cyclone LINGLING entered the East China Sea, moving north towards Korean Peninsula. On 6 September at 0.00 its centre was located approximately 350 km west of Tokunoshima Island (north Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan), and 450 km south-east of Shanghai (China) with maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h.
Source:National Meteorological Center
The National Meteorological Center predicted that typhoon Lingling will move northward direction at the speed of 30-35 km/h with a steady intensity. It will enter southern Huanghai Sea on the night of September 6 and make landfall from western Republic of Korea to southeastern Liaoning (severe tropical storm scale, scale 10-11, 25-30m/s) and move into Northeast China, and then transform into temperate cyclone.
Tropical Cyclone LINGLING is approaching southern Ryukyu Archipelago (south-western Japan). On 5 September at 0.00 UTC its centre was approximately 70 km south of Miyako-jima Island with maximum sustained winds of 213 km/h (Category 4).
It is forecast to make landfall over Miyako-jima in the morning of 5 September with maximum sustained winds up to 222 km/h before entering the Eastern China Sea, weakening in intensity as it reaches the western coast of the Korean Peninsula on the morning of 7 September.
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
The Low Pressure Area (LPA) spotted last 01 September 2019 in the East of Hinatuan town of Surigao Del Sur has developed into Tropical Depression "LIWAYWAY", as it intensified into a Tropical Storm the next day, 02 September 2019, at 11:00 AM.
Meanwhile, on 03 September 2019, 11 :00 AM, "LIWAYWAY" has intensified into a Severe Tropical Storm.
Be informed that as of today, 04 September 2019, 5:00 AM, "LIWAYWAY" has slightly intensified, as it moves Northward.
Severe Weather Bulletin:
Tropical Cyclone LINGLING continues north over the Philippine Sea, approaching Ryukyu Archipelago (south-western Japan).
Tropical Cyclone LINGLING formed in the western Pacific Ocean on 29 August and is moving north over the Philippine Sea.
On 3 September its centre was located approximately 200 km south-east of Batan Island (Luzon Srait, northern Philippines), with maximum sustained winds of up to 93 km/h (tropical storm).
LINGLING is forecast to strengthen as it moves further north, passing east of Taiwan before reaching Ryukyu Archipelago (south-western Japan) on the afternoon of 4 September, with maximum sustained winds up to 139 km/h.