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China, Vietnam, Philippines – Tropical Cyclone Sarika Update (GDACS, CMA, NDRRMC, National Authorities, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 20 October 2016)

  • Tropical Cyclone SARIKA made landfall close to Fangchenggang city (Guangxi province, China) on 19 morning UTC, as a Tropical Storm. It then continued moving north north-east over Guangxi, dissipating.

  • According to National Authorities, as of 20 October early morning (UTC), in China over 47 000 people have been evacuated and over 2 500 houses have been partially or fully damaged in Hainan.

  • Over the next 24 h, heavy rain could still affect the southern provinces of China (Hainan, Guangdong, Yunann, Guizhou and Guangxi) and northern Vietnam.

  • In the Philippines, due to the passage of SARIKA (locally named KAREN), according to official reports, there are still over 7 180 people in 80 evacuation centres and more than 12 770 houses have been damaged, mostly in Aurora Province.