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AHA Centre Flash Update #5: Tropical Storms Kai-Tak (32W) and Tembin (33W) Countries: PH, MY, BN, ID, VN, KH and TH

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1) AHA Centre Disaster Monitoring & Response System (DMRS) maintains significant alert “WATCH” for Tropical Storm Tembin (33, current location: 8.6 N & 129.5) & “ADVISORY” for Tropical Depression Kai-tak (32, current location: 5.4 N & 107.8 E).

2) TS Tembin (33) may develop into Typhoon Category 1 on 24-Dec-17 00:01 UTC+7, wind speed 120 kph & wind gusts 148 kph, bringing up to 152.4-228.6 mm of rainfall & high waves in South China Sea.

3) Philippines, TS Tembin (33, Vinta) will accelerate towards Palawan, with wind speed up to 120 kph (wind gust 148 kph) and bring 76.2-152.4 mm of rainfall within the next 36 hours).

4) Philippines, TD-Kai-tak affected 244,153 families or 1,015,254 persons in 1,674 barangays in Regions V, VI, VIII, MIMAROP and CARAGA. A total of 53,448 persons evacuated in 365 evacuation centers. A total of 49 houses totally damaged & 101 partially damaged;
Government provide 41 million PHP of assistance (DSWD, TS Urduja SitRep7).

5) Philippines, TS Tembin affected 3,278 families or 50,894 persons in 43 barangays, most staying in 46 evacuation centers in Region X, XI and Caraga (page 2). Regional Quick Response Teams have been deployed (DSWD, TS Vinta SitRep 3).

6) Viet Nam, the NCHMF has updated warning of TS Tembin for central and south provinces. The CCNDPC has released Official Telegraph No. 94 on response preparation for TS Tembin. Government agencies in Khanh Hoa & Kien Giang informing 346,146 people to avoid high risk areas due to TS Tembin path.

7) TS Kai-tak and TS Tembin may brings additional rainfall in eastern part of Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam,
Cambodia, southern part of Thailand and northern part of Sumatra & Borneo in Indonesia; increasing flooding risks in provinces already flooded several times in the past weeks (ADInet).

8) #VintaPH and #Tembin are used by social media users.

9) AHA Centre is monitoring the situation & will release another update once information becomes available.