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ASEAN Weekly Disaster Update, 6 - 12 August 2018

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Regional Summary of Week 32 and Outlook for Week 33

1) The pattern of disasters recorded in Week 32 continue the trend in the previous weeks, due to wet condition in the northern part of ASEAN region and dry weather in the southern part. On one hand, floods keep recurring in northern part of ASEAN.
Department of Disaster Management, Myanmar, informed the AHA Centre that until 8 Aug 2018, six states still flooded and affecting around 20,000 people. Meanwhile, floods were reported in 123 areas in Region I Calabarzon, and Metro Manila National Capital Region, Philippines due to the effect of TS Karding (Yagi) (NDRRMC). On the other hand, drought reports continue being recorded in southern part of ASEAN, especially rural areas in south of Java Island.

2) In Week 32, the AHA Centre has completed emergency operations in Lao PDR and Myanmar. Meanwhile, the AHA Centre is still supporting emergency response following the Lombok Earthquake. Click here for AHA Centre’s Situation Update.

3) The AHA Centre continue to monitored over than 500 earthquakes in Lombok area following the M 7.0 earthquake on 5 Aug 2018. Several moderate earthquakes (> M 4.0) also occurred near to Ternate, Indonesia (BMKG) and southern Philippines (PHIVOLCS). No casualties and damages are reported.

4) In addition, there are no significant changes and concerns due to alert status of volcanoes across ASEAN region (PVMBG-ESDM, PHIVOLCS).

5) For Week 33, ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) has stated that over the next few days scattered showers can be expected in parts of the northern ASEAN region, while dry weather is likely to persist in most parts of the southern ASEAN region. ASMC maintains Alert Level 1 due to this weather condition.

6) National warning alerts for tropical storm high wave are also issued in Viet Nam (NCHMF), Cambodia (MWRM), and Thailand (TMD).

7) The remaining disasters occurred in Week 32 were within the capacity of respective ASEAN Member States.