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ASEAN Weekly Disaster Update, 20 - 26 August 2018

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Regional Summary of Week 34 and Outlook for Week 35

1) In Week 33, the AHA Centre observed drought and forest fire reports in southern part of ASEAN region, which is in stark contrast to flooding in the northern part of ASEAN.

2) Drought events have been reported in several locations of Borneo and Java as the hot and dry weather persists. Water management and distribution remains a priority as authorities strive to ensure that these needs are met.

3) BMKG is monitoring the emergence of the hotspots throughout this dry season through to the end of September. They are working constantly to coordinate with relevant authorities and the wider community to continually improve preparedness and awareness of the potential of land and forest fires, the dangers of air pollution and smoke, the potential for land drought and shortages clean water.

4) TS “Karding” and TD “Luis” enhanced rainfall in the northern part of Philippines with declaration of calamity being made for 1 province and 6 municipalities (NDRRMC, DSWD).

5) hile, there were no damaging earthquakes recorded in the Philippines (PHIVOLCS).

6) ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) activated Alert Level 2 for southern ASEAN region on 13 Aug. Regional haze updates are available here.

7) All disasters occurred in Week 34 were still within the capacity of each Member State.