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Vietnam, China – Tropical Cyclone Sarika Update (GDACS, JTWC, CMA, NCHMF, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 October 2016)

  • Tropical Cyclone SARIKA, after crossing Hainan province (China), is reaching north-eastern Vietnam, as a Tropical Storm. On 19 October at 0.00 (UTC) it center was located 35 km off the coast of Van Don district (Quang Ninh province, Vietnam) and had max. sustained winds of 65 km/h (Tropical Storm).

  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to cross the northern provinces of Vietnam and the Chinese province of Guangxi and dissipate. Heavy rain and strong winds could affect the southern provinces of China (Hainan, Guangdong, Yunann, Guizhou and Guangxi) over 19-20 October, as well as central and northern Vietnam.

  • As of 19 October at UTC, China Meteorological Department has issued a Yellow Warning for Typhoon in Hainan and Guangdong provinces. According to media as of 19 October early morning (UTC), in Vietnam over 13 500 people have been evacuated in Thai Binh province. In China over 100 000 houses have been damaged in Hainan province.

  • In the meantime, in the Philippines, due to the passage of SARIKA (locally named KAREN), according to official reports, there were 35 600 people inside 345 evacuation centers and over 7 800 damaged houses, mostly in Aurora Province.