Vanuatu

Vanuatu, –Tropical Cyclone Donna-17 | Population Exposure Analysis, 03 May 2017

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Donna-17 is a category 3 tropical cyclone moving west, over southern pacific ocean at a speed of 9 km/h. Tropical cyclone Donna-17 is predicted to approach northeastern Vanuatu on 04 May 2017 and to make landfall on southern Torba Municipality on 5 May 2017 with a sustainable wind speed of 180 km/h to 210 km/h. The tropical cyclone is then expected to move southern along Penama (06 May 2017) and Shefa (07 May 2017) Provinces.

Based on data of the observed and predicted tropical cyclone path, wind speeds from JRC (Warning 2 issued the 03rd May 2017 at 09:00 UTC), and population data from WorldPop, UNITAR-UNOSAT conducted a population exposure analysis for Vanuatu :

  • 144,385 people are living within 120km/h wind zones,

  • 111,956 people are living within 90km/h wind zones, and

  • 13,353 people are living within 60km/h wind zones.