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Between 2-4 May 2015, an unusual phenomenon produced waves two meters above sea level that left behind dozens of victims, evacuees and damage to infrastructure on the Pacific Ocean side of Latin America. The El Salvadoran coast was among the hardest hit, with damage across the entire coastal line…
Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu as an extremely destructive category 5 cyclone on the evening of 13 Mar 2015, causing serious damage to infrastructure and leaving debris strewn across the capital. (OCHA, 15 Mar 2015) The archipelago, consisting of more than 80 islands with a population…
Affected countries: Kiribati, Marshall Islands
On 3 Mar 2014, tidal surges during the morning and afternoon high tides caused inundation to communities on low-lying atolls of the Marshal Islands. Waves washed over shorelines, sending water, rubbish and debris across roads and properties. There are no reports of fatalities or serious injuries…
Tropical Storm Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) initially formed in Micronesia, then gained strength, continued west and made its first landfall at 4:40 a.m. on 8 Nov 2013 in Guiuan municipality of the Philippines' Eastern Samar province. (OCHA, 8 Nov 2013) Initial reports estimated…
Affected countries: Honduras
More 400 than houses have been damaged by high tides on the Pacific Coast. Around 155 families were taken to shelters (Govt of Honduras, 2 Sep 2011).
Affected countries: Madagascar
On 10 Mar 2010, Cyclone Hubert hit the East Coast of Madagascar. The moderate cyclone was accompanied by heavy rainfall, which caused flooding in seven districts namely Nosy Varika, Mananjary, Manakara, Vohipeno, Farafangana, Vangaindrano (south east) and Ambatondrazaka (middle east) districts…